2013 Six-Week Workshop Instructor Bios
|Elizabeth Hand is the author of many visionary novels and stories that explore the border between person and place, between reality and the strange. She has received the Nebula, Mythopoeic, World Fantasy, and Shirley Jackson awards, and is always an inspiring workshop leader. Her latest books are Errantry, Available Dark, and Radiant Days.||Neil Gaiman is the brilliant author of scores of remarkable stories, novels, comics, screenplays, TV scripts, and much more, including American Gods, Coraline, Neverwhere, and the Sandman graphic novels. His work has received a trainload of awards, including the Newberry and Carnegie medals, four Hugos, four Stokers, two Nebulas, and the World Fantasy award.||Joe Hill's horror fiction and graphic novels are marked by a strong narrative drive, a sophisticated sense of the fantastic, and a keen eye for human deviance. His story collection 20th Century Ghosts won both the Bram Stoker Award and the British Fantasy Award, and his first novel, Heart Shaped Box, was a New York Times best seller.|
|Margo Lanagan evokes beauty and brutality with deceptively simple depictions of life’s plain-faced secrets. Her story collection Black Juice received two World Fantasy awards; she also won World Fantasy awards for her novel Tender Morsels and her novella “Sea-hearts.” A Clarion West alumna widely known in her native Australia as a writer for young adults, Lanagan tells her tales to the story seeker in all of us.||Samuel R. Delany is a writer and critic whose work has enriched the world of science fiction for decades. Known for its bold experiments with language and structure, Delany’s work explores issues of sexuality, power, otherness, and African American history. His novels are touchstones of the genre. Delany is a professor at Temple University and our 2013 Susan C. Petrey Fellow.||Ellen Datlow is arguably the finest editor of short fiction in the field today. She was Omni's fiction editor and has edited numerous anthologies and co-edited more than twenty volumes of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. Datlow is the winner of multiple Hugo, World Fantasy, and Bram Stoker awards. She has taught several times at Clarion West.|
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