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Jeff VanderMeer

Jeff VanderMeer

Jeff VanderMeer Biography

Jeff VanderMeer is an award-winning novelist and editor. he was born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania in 1968, and spent much of his childhood in the Fiji Islands, where his parents worked for the Peace Corps. He is the author of the best-selling City of Saints and Madmen, set in his signature creation, the imaginary city of Ambergris, in addition to several other novels from Bantam, Tor, and Macmillan. He has won two World Fantasy Awards, an NEA-funded Florida Individual Writers' Fellowship, and, most recently, the Le Cafard Cosmique award in France and the Tähtifantasia Award in Finland, both for City of Saints.

His fiction has been translated into twenty languages and has appeared in the Library of America's American Fantastic Tales and multiple year's best anthologies. He writes nonfiction for The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, and The Guardian, among others.

Vandermeer now lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife.



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