ABC Meets: Hugo Winner Ann VanderMeer

ABC is very happy welcome world-renowned author/editor/publisher and Hugo Award winner Ann VanderMeer for a meet and greet and a book signing!

  • Location: first floor, ABC Amsterdam
  • Date: Thursday December 8
  • Time: 18.30 hrs (onwards)

Ann VanderMeer is the founder of the award-winning Buzzcity Press and currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Weird Tales, the oldest fantasy magazine in the world, for which she received a Hugo award (she is only the second woman to hold this position in this magazine’s 88 year history). She has also been nominated for the World Fantasy award and the Shirley Jackson award. Work from her press has won the British Fantasy Award, the International Rhysling Award, the IHG Award, and appeared in several year’s best anthologies.

Ann has partnered with her husband, author Jeff VanderMeer, on such editing projects as the World Fantasy Award winning Leviathan series, Best American Fantasy, The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases, The New Weird, Steampunk, Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded, Last Drink Bird Head and Fast Ships, Black Sails. She has also written a humor book, The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals. Her latest anthology projects include The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities and The Weird: A Compendium of Dark and Strange Stories.

Ann and Jeff started Cheeky Frawg, an ebook publishing company, in early 2011, which is currently publishing the new semi-annual anthology series ODD? as well as many other titles, including many translated works. She has also taught many writing workshops, including Clarion, Odyssey and Shared Worlds (teen writing camp) as well conducting creativity seminars for such varied audiences as the librarians of the state of Arizona and Blizzard Entertainment. She has been profiled/interviewed for WIRED.Com, National NPR and The Weather Channel.

In addition to her editing responsibilities, she has a regular monthly art column on www.i09.com. During the day, she holds down a very demanding full-time job in software development; designing and implementing accounting, business and production systems for boat, motorcycle, RV and home manufacturing companies and well as overseeing the medical practice management division. In her spare time she is a volunteer tutor for Bar/Bat Mitzvah students. Ann lives with her husband Jeff and four cats in Tallahassee, Florida.

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