JEFF VANDERMEER, winner of two prestigious World Fantasy Awards, has had his fiction and nonfiction published in ten languages in twenty countries. He has been a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and the British Fantasy Award. His nonfiction has appeared in, among others, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, the latest Nebula Awards anthology, and The New York Review of SF. Books by VanderMeer have made the years best lists of The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Weekly, Amazon.com, Publishers Weekly, Publishers News, and Locus magazine. CNN.com recently called his work "Darkly distinctive. Not to be missed!" He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.