|Andy Duncan has won a Nebula Award, a Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and two World Fantasy Awards for his short fiction, which is collected in Beluthahatchie and The Pottawatomie Giant. Recent work includes his 2013 Tor.com novella “Wakulla Springs,” written with Ellen Klages, a Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award finalist; and his Nebula-winning 2012 Fantasy & Science Fiction cover story “Close Encounters,” which was reprinted in five year’s-best volumes. Tenured at Frostburg State University in Maryland, he also teaches at the University of Alabama and the University of Kansas.
Andy Duncan is Clarion West’s 2015 Leslie Howle Fellow.
|Eileen Gunn is known for her wryly intelligent stories that consistently surprise and delight readers. She has received the Nebula award in the United States and the Sense of Gender award in Japan, and has been nominated for the Hugo, Philip K. Dick, and World Fantasy awards, and shortlisted for the James Tiptree. Jr. award. Her new collection, Questionable Practices (Small Beer Press, 2014), received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. She is a 1976 graduate of the Clarion Workshop.||Tobias S. Buckell was born in the Caribbean, grew up in Grenada, and spent time in the British and US Virgin Islands, which influence much of his work. His novels and over 50 stories have been translated into 17 different languages. His work has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, Prometheus, and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Author.|
|Our original Week Four instructor, Connie Willis, is temporarily unable to travel due to health reasons. Stepping in for her is Susan Palwick.
Susan Palwick is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Nevada, where she teaches creative writing and literature. Her fourth novel, Mending the Moon, was published in 2013 from Tor Books. Her story collection The Fate of Mice appeared in 2007 from Tachyon Publications. She won the Crawford Award for Flying in Place, and has been a finalist for numerous other awards.
|Nalo Hopkinson, born in Jamaica, is a Jamaican-Canadian whose taproots extend to Trinidad and Guyana. She has published numerous books and short stories and occasionally edits anthologies. Her writing has received the John W. Campbell Award, the Locus Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Sunburst award (twice), and the Norton Award. She is a professor of Creative Writing at the University of California Riverside. She has taught numerous times at both Clarion and Clarion West. Her short story collection Falling in Love With Hominids will appear from Tachyon Books in 2015.||Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of young adult novels like Homeland, Pirate Cinema, and Little Brother; and novels for adults like Rapture of the Nerds and Makers. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in London.
Cory Doctorow is Clarion West’s 2015 Susan C. Petrey Fellow.
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