Arkady Martine, as Dr. AnnaLinden Weller, is a historian of the Byzantine Empire. Under both names, she writes about border politics, rhetoric, propaganda, and the edges of the world. Her short fiction has appeared in leading speculative fiction magazines. Arkady grew up in New York City and, after some time in Turkey, Canada, and Sweden, lives in Baltimore with her wife, the author Vivian Shaw. A Memory Called Empire is her debut novel.