Category: News

What to Binge-Watch This Holiday Season: The Gritty and the Even Grittier

If you’re like me and like gritty, complex crime and mystery dramas, you’re in luck. My wife Ann and I have recently binge-watched a number of dark, layered, sometimes over-the-top series. Check these out if you haven’t already. I should also mention the Icelandic movie I Remember You–a supernatural thriller currently showing on cable (under […]

My Fiction This Year: Borne, Strange Bird, Trump Land, Monsters

(art for “this world is full of monsters” by armando veve) It’s been a busy year for me fiction-wise–here’s everything I had out in 2017 in terms of original fiction. Most all of it deals in some guise with human-nonhuman interactions and the consequences of not reaching some new accommodation with our environment, one that […]

Novel Sale: Hummingbird Salamander in a Major Deal to MCD/FSG!

(Image by Cristo Vlahos) I’m thrilled to announce I’ve sold my next adult novel, Hummingbird Salamander, to Sean McDonald at Farrar, Straus and Giroux’s MCD imprint. Along with a new short story collection. I’m really happy to be back with FSG, who’ve been a dream to work with. Some info about the novel below. Thanks […]

Thanks, Indie Bookstores: From Borne (and Mord)

I’m soon to depart the internet for a quiet few months working on the next novel. But I wanted to thank indie bookstores again for their massive support for my novel Borne. I had such an amazing time visiting so many bookstores and just like last time, for the Southern Reach book tour, I filed […]

A Toronto Trifecta: VanderMeer Events with John Irving, Rupi Kaur, and More!

In addition to a great event with Manuel Gonzales at the Decatur Book Festival this Saturday, I’m doing three amazing events in Toronto next week, details below. Sept. 3, Sunday, 3pm: Fan Expo Canada Annihilation book-to-film presentation as well as discussion of my novel Borne with Sam Maggs. Sept. 5, Tuesday, 7pm: Toronto Public Library […]

WorldCon In Helsinki: VanderMeer Schedule (in which Jeff dresses as a bear)

(None of these bear parts are real, not to worry, but Jeff is dressing up for his Friday panel) Ann and I are headed off to WorldCon 75 in Helsinki, which promises to be a riotous and lovely affair. Due to the size of WorldCon and the logistics of traversing it–and the weariness of traversing […]

Five Daughters of the Moon: An Interview with Leena Likitalo

I first met Leena Likitalo in Finland several years ago. I was impressed by her talent and her clear vision about her career. Fast-forward to today, and Likitalo has her first book out in English: The Five Daughters of the Moon. It’s a lush and luminous debut, energetic and sure-footed. You can find more information here. […]

Carolinas Borne Summer Tour

This summer I’m in the Carolinas, helping run the Shared Worlds teen SF/F writing camp and also doing a few Borne bookstore events. This should be a lot of fun–and I hope to see you at some of these events! You can also catch me on North Carolina public radio July 18th. Borne has gotten […]

The Southern Reach: $5,000 Donated to Riverkeeper and Florida Wildlife Federation

Jeff VanderMeer, Storytelling in the Anthropocene 3/9/17 University of Houston from Interdisciplinary Initiatives on Vimeo. This spring, before my novel Borne came out, I was booked for a fair number of presentations at universities about climate change and storytelling, and I pledged a percentage of my speaking fees to environmental causes–for reason that should be obvious. […]

My New Novel BORNE: Thanks For Reading and Reviewing and Sharing

Ann and I have now been on tour for BORNE since April 22, and we’ve got two weeks on the West Coast to go–with stops here in Seattle, Portland, Point Reyes, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, Austin, and Houston, before returning to Tallahassee for the Florida leg of the tour. Thanks for coming out […]