Jack Dann

Windhover Farm P.O. Box 101
Foster, VIC 3960

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

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

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Johnson City, NY
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Last updated: Jul 13, 2013