Norman Richard Spinrad (born September 15, 1940) is an American science fiction author, essayist, and critic. His fiction has won numerous awards, including the Hugo Award and two Nebula Awards.
Born in New York City, Spinrad is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science. In 1957 he entered City College of New York and graduated in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science degree as a pre-law major. He has lived in San Fransisco, Las Angeles, London, Paris, and New York. He married fellow novelist N. Lee Wood in 1990; they divorced in 2005.