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Jack Dann

Author's Bio

Jack Dann is a multiple-award winning author who has written or edited over seventy-five books, including the international bestseller The Memory Cathedral, which was #1 on The Age Bestseller list, and The Silent, which Library Journal chose as one of their ‘Hot Picks’ and wrote: “This is narrative storytelling at its best… Most emphatically recommended.” The West Australian called his novel The Rebel: an Imagined Life of James Dean “an amazingly evocative and utterly convincing picture of the era, down to details of the smells and sensations—and even more importantly, the way of thinking.” Locus wrote: “The Rebel is a significant and very gripping novel, a welcome addition to Jack Dann’s growing oeuvre of speculative historical novels, sustaining further his long-standing contemplation of the modalities of myth and memory. This is alternate history with passion and difference.” He is the co-editor, with Janeen Webb, of Dreaming Down-Under, which won the World Fantasy Award, and the editor of the sequel Dreaming Again. His latest anthology Ghosts by Gaslight, co-edited with Nick Gevers, was listed as one of Publishers Weekly’s “Top Ten SF, Fantasy, and Horror" Picks for the Fall. It was shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Award and won the Shirley Jackson Award and the Aurealis Award.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Decimated (with George Zebrowski) (Borgo Press, 2012), The Economy of Light/Jubilee (Borgo Press, 2011), Da Vinci Rising/The Diamond Pit (Borgo Press, 2010), Insinuations (autobiography) (PS Publishing, 2010), The Economy of Light (PS Publishing, 2008), Promised Land: Stories Of Another America (PS Publishing, 2007), The Fiction Factory (Golden Gryphon Press, 2005), The Rebel: An Imagined Life Of James Dean (William Morrow, 2004), Visitations (Five Star, 2003), Counting Coup (Tor Books, 2001), Jubilee (Harper Collins, 2001), The Man Who Melted (Harper Collins, 1998), The Silent (Bantam Books, 1998), The Memory Cathedral (Bantam Books, 1995), High Steel (Tor Books, 1993), Christs and Other Poems (Bellevue Press, 1978)
Anthologies:
Dreaming Again: Thirty-five New Stories Celebrating the Wild Side of Australian Fantasy Writing (HarperCollins Publishers, 2015), The Dragon Book (with Gardner Dozois) (Ace Books, 2015), Wizards (with Gardner Dozois) (Berkley Books, 2007), Escape From Earth: New Adventures In Space (with Gardner Dozois) (Doubleday, 2006), Futures Past (with Gardner Dozois) (Ace Books, 2006), Nebula Awards Showcase (New American Library, 2005), Gathering the Bones, edited with Dennis Etchison & Ramsey Campbell (Tor Books, 2003), Dreaming Down-Under, edited with Janeen Webb (Tor Books, 2001), Nebula Awards 32 (Harcourt Brace, 1998)
Journals:
Asimov’s Science Fiction, Magazine of Fantasy & Sci-Fi, Omni, Overland, Penthouse, Playboy, Postscripts, Twilight Zone Magazine, Writer's Digest
Prizes:
World Fantasy Award, Nebula Award, Peter McNamara Achievement Award, Peter McNamara Convenors Award for Excellence, Aurealis Award, Premios Gilgames de Narrativa Fantastica Award, Ditmar Award, Shirley Jackson Award

Jack Dann Resume

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Listing last updated: July 13, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Other
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Johnson City, NY
Raised in:
Johnson City, NY
Agent:
Merrilee Heifetz

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