About

(For more information, visit Jeff’s Wikipedia entry.)

Widely regarded as one of the world’s best fantasists, Jeff VanderMeer grew up in the Fiji Islands and spent six months traveling through Asia, Africa, and Europe before returning to the United States. These travels have deeply influenced his fiction. He is the recipient of an NEA-funded Florida Individual Artist Fellowship for excellence in fiction and a Florida Artist Enhancement Grant. VanderMeer’s book-length fiction has been translated into 20 languages, while his short fiction has appeared in several year’s best anthologies and short-listed for Best American Short Stories.

VanderMeer has collaborated on short films with rock groups like The Church, is in the preliminary stages of collaboration with Ben Templesmith, co-creator of 30 Days of Night, has had his fiction adapted for promotional purposes by Playstation Europe (by filmmaker Joel Veitch), and writes for the Amazon book blog and The Washington Post. His online nonfiction has been name-checked frequently by the likes of the LA Times, Boing Boing, and many more. A two-time winner of the World Fantasy Award, VanderMeer has also been a finalist for the Hugo Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, the International Horror Guild Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. His most recent books have made the year’s best lists of Publishers Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Weekly, Publishers’ News, and Amazon.com. He has lectured at MIT and the Library of Congress, among many others.

His wife Ann VanderMeer was the fiction editor for Weird Tales for five years and won the Hugo for her work there. She is also an award-winning publisher, and co-editor with Jeff on Best American Fantasy, Fast Ships, Black Sails (pirates), Steampunk, New Weird, The Weird, The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, and many more. Together, they have taught writing workshops and given lectures all over the world. This literary “power couple” (Boing Boing) has been profiled on Wired.com, NYT blog, and on national NPR.

Ann and Jeff live in Tallahassee, Florida, with four cats.

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