TUES/4/20 :: 7:00p
Speculative Fiction: The Real and Unreal, Presented by the Ray Bradbury Foundation
Bookseller: SMALL WORLD BOOKS
Spanning time and space, psychological thrillers, and familial sacrifices, these acclaimed authors create fantastical worlds while tackling societal moral dilemmas.
Kelly Link is the author of the collections Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners, Pretty Monsters, and Get in Trouble. Her short stories have been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, The Best American Short Stories, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. She is a 2018 MacArthur Fellow and has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is the co-founder of Small Beer Press and co-edits the occasional zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.
Amal El-Mohtar is an award-winning writer of fiction, poetry, and criticism. She is the science fiction and fantasy columnist for the New York Times Book Review and the co-author, with Max Gladstone, of This Is How You Lose the Time War, a novella which has been published in ten languages and received such honours as the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards. She teaches creative writing at the University of Ottawa.
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Megan Giddings has degrees from University of Michigan and Indiana University. She is a senior features editor at The Rumpus. In 2018, she was a recipient of a Barbara Deming Memorial fund grant for feminist fiction. Her stories are forthcoming or that have been recently published in Black Warrior Review, Arts & Letters, Gulf Coast, and The Iowa Review. Her novel, Lakewood, was published by Amistad in 2020. It was one of New York Magazine’s 10 best books of 2020, one of NPR’s best books of 2020, a Michigan Notable book for 2021. Lakewood is a nominee for two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Literary Work—Fiction and Outstanding Literary Work—Debut and is a finalist for a 2020 LA Times Book Prize: The Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction. Megan’s second novel, The Women Could Fly, is forthcoming. She lives in the Midwest.
Max Gladstone is the author of the Hugo-nominated Craft Sequence, which Patrick Rothfuss called “stupefyingly good.” The sixth book, Ruin of Angels, was released this September. Max’s interactive mobile game Choice of the Deathless was nominated for the XYZZY Award, and his critically acclaimed short fiction has appeared on Tor.com and in Uncanny Magazine, and in anthologies such as XO Orpheus: Fifty New Myths and The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales. John Crowley described Max as “a true star of twenty first century fantasy.” Max has sung in Carnegie Hall and was once thrown from a horse in Mongolia.
Stephen Graham Jones
Stephen Graham Jones is the New York Times bestselling author of The Only Good Indians, a 2020 finalist for The Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction. He has been an NEA fellowship recipient, has won the Jesse Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters, the Independent Publishers Award for Multicultural Fiction, a Bram Stoker Award, four This is Horror Awards; and has been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and the World Fantasy Award. He is the Ivena Baldwin Professor of English at the University of Colorado Boulder.