Kij Johnson: Deciding to Live


In the depths of depression, writer Kij Johnson considered suicide by jumping off a bridge. But then she took up rock climbing and discovered the sport could help her embrace the risks and joys of life.

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Kij Johnson is a writer whose fiction has been nominated for the Nebula Award and the World Fantasy Award. She climbs in the Cascades and at Stone Gardens in Seattle, where she lives. Johnson is working on a collection of essays about the sport.