Southern Reach Annihilation Book Tour Schedule for April and Beyond


Well, it’s been a ridiculously busy spring, with Annihilation taking off, including a featured review in Entertainment Weekly, and great press in GQ, the Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald,, and many more. I’ll share links in a separate blog post on Monday.

The next leg of the tour is swiftly approaching, and here are all the details. I hope to see some of you at these events, and as always check my facebook page for more event information. I’ll be back soon to do some real (and regular) blogging, I promise!


Sat. April 5 at 2pm, Barnes & Noble (Tallahassee Mall, 2415 N Monroe St)–Join award-winning local author Jeff VanderMeer for a short reading from his novel Annihilation, optioned by Paramount and recently reviewed in Entertainment Weekly. About an expedition into a strange forbidden zone. With Ann VanderMeer, discussing her new anthology The Time Traveler’s Almanac, the largest collection of time travel stories ever published. With Q&A, signing until 4pm.

Sun. April 6, 4pm to 6pm, Fermentation Lounge (113 All Saints Street)–VanderMeer Book Release Party featuring Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation and Ann VanderMeer’s The Time Traveler’s Almanac. With special guests writer and St. Marks NWR volunteer ranger Kati Schardl as well as novelist/former city commissioner Mark Mustian. Reading, giveaways, boar charging anecdotes, time travel, free cake, and more! A portion of all proceeds from book sales will go to the St. Marks Lighthouse Restoration Fund.


Sat. April 12 at 4:30pm, Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (USC Campus)–Panel “Fiction: Outside the Margins,” with Aimee Bender and Karen Joy Fowler. Moderated by Joy Press. Taper Hall, THH 101. Followed by book signing. (In addition, may be signing at the Black Clock booth and Skylight; more soon.)

Mon. April 14 at 7:30pm, Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in Redondo Beach (2810 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach CA)–Reading from Annihilation, signing, and discussion. As well as teasers from Authority.

Thurs. April 17 at 7:30pm, California State University Channel Islands (One University Drive, Camarillo, CA, at Del Norte 1500)–“In Other Worlds: An Evening of Fantasy and Science Fiction,” with Jeff VanderMeer, Sofia Samatar, and Nikko Nguyen. Reading and Q&A. Samatar is the 2014 recipient of the Crawford Award for her novel A Stranger in Olondria (published by Small Beer Press).


Thurs. April 25 thru Sat. April 27, Arkansas Literary Festival (Main library campus and other venues)–Workshop, panel, school visit, and possibly more. Check the schedule when available.

UPCOMING EVENTS (more info soon, with more events TBA)

July 9–Hub City Bookstore (Spartanburg, SC)
July 12–Malaprop’s (Asheville, NC)
July 15–Hub City Bookstore (introducing Carrie Vaughn; Shared Worlds event; date tentative)
July 25-26–Comic-Con (San Diego; with Ann VanderMeer)
July 30–Mysterious Galaxy (Clarion Writers Workshop event, San Diego, with Ann VanderMeer)
Aug. 14-28–United Kingdom Book Tour (details to be announced; with Ann VanderMeer)
Aug. 29—31, Decatur Book Festival
Aug. 31–Blue Train Books event (Hogansville, GA–tentative)


Also, a shout-out to Ann, with a longer post Monday. Ann will be touring in support of her MASSIVE thousand-page time travel anthology.

Monday, April 21, 7:00 PM—Flyleaf Books (752 MLK Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC)
Wednesday, April 23, 7:00 PM—Joseph-Beth Booksellers (161 Lexington Green Circle, #B1, Lexington, KY)
Thursday, April 24, 7:00 PM—Malaprops (55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC)

(The recently revealed cover to the third novel in the series…)


  1. Patrick Mahon says

    Very excited that you and Ann will be over in the UK in August. Really hope to be able to catch up with you then.

    (And thanks for the excellent Guardian live blog earlier today too!)

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    If I understand this correctly, this means Ann and you will be at WorldCon in London? If so, then I’m looking forward to having a quality beer with the both of you!

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