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Record Group SC59 Connie Willis

Guide to the Connie Willis Papers, circa 1970-2010



Connie Willis sweeps the 2011 Awards with Blackout / All Clear:

Hugo Award

Locus Award

Nebula Award

Robert A. Heinlein Award


In February 2010, Connie Willis, world-renowned author and UNC alumna, announced the donation of her works to the University. The collection includes her manuscripts, library editions of her own books, research for a number of her projects and her numerous awards.

A recipient of numerous awards including ten Hugo Awards, seven Nebula Awards (the two most prestigious awards in science fiction), and eleven Locus Awards, she is the only author who has won both Hugos and Nebulas in all four fiction categories--novel, novella, novelette, and short story--as well as winning the most awards in any single year--eight in 1993 (Locus Index to SF Awards). In 2009, she was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and in 2012 she became the recipient of the 2011 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award.

The CBS made-for-TV movie, "Snow Wonder" with Mary Tyler Moore, Camryn Manheim, Jennifer Esposito, Eric Szmanda, Poppy Montgomery and Jason Priestley, was adapted from Connie's novella "Just Like the Ones We Used to Know" (Asimov's, December 2003). It aired on November 20, 2005 and was #18 in the ratings (11.77 million viewers) for the week of November 20-26.

Born December 31, 1945, in Denver, Colorado, Constance Elaine (Trimmer) Willis attended the University of Northern Colorado (then Colorado State College) in Greeley from 1963-1967, receiving her BA in English and Elementary Education in May of 1967. In 2000, a new dormitory on the UNC campus was named the Hansen-Willis Hall to honor both Connie Willis and the late Mildred Hansen, longtime publisher of the Greeley Tribune

Series 1

Writings by and about Connie Willis held in the UNC Archives

File 1


File 2


Series 2

Intentionally left open

Series 3

Biographical publications in the UNC Archives

Series 4

Official Connie Willis website; other websites

Series 5

Speeches by and about Connie Willis

Series 6

List of awards