Grania Davis (1943-2017)

Author and editor Grania Davis, 73, died April 28, 2017 after falling unconscious at a movie theater.

Davis wrote The Rainbow Annals (1980), The Great Perpendicular Path (1980), and Moonbird (1986). She was married to author Avram Davidson from 1962 to 1964 and collaborated with him on several works including The Boss in the Wall (1998), which was nominated for the Nebula and Locus Awards, and Marco Polo and the Sleeping Beauty (1987). After Davidson’s death in 1993, Davis co-edited collections of his stories, including The Avram Davidson Treasury (1998, with Robert Silverberg) which won the 1999 Locus Award for best collection. With Gene Van Troyer, she edited Speculative Japan: Outstanding Tales of Japanese Science Fiction and Fantasy (2007).

Grania Eve Kaiman Davis was born July 17, 1943 in Milwaukee WI and grew up in Hollywood CA. She is survived by her two sons, Ethan and Seth.