|Paul Park’s multilayered, surreal fiction uses familiar archetypes in unfamiliar ways to convey the depth and variety of human experience. He is the author of ten novels, including Soldiers of Paradise, Celestis, and his acclaimed Tourmaline Quartet, as well as a collection of short stories. His creative daring has gained him numerous award nominations and the praise of major writers and critics.
Paul Park is Clarion West’s 2016 Leslie Howle Fellow.
Stephen Graham Jones writes with such a light touch that you don’t realize until far too late that he’s grabbed hold of you viscerally and shaken everything inside you around. He is the author of fifteen novels and six story collections. He has been the recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Fiction and has won the Texas Institute of Letters Jesse Jones Award for Fiction, the Independent Publishers Award for Multicultural Fiction, and the This is Horror Award.
|Elizabeth Bear’s stories and novels invite the reader to look closer, taking the familiar and making it delightfully strange and fresh. She is the Hugo, Sturgeon, Locus, and Campbell Award winning author of 27 novels and over a hundred short stories. Her most recent novel is Karen Memory, a Weird West adventure from Tor.|
|N. K. Jemisin is a Brooklyn author whose short fiction and novels have been nominated for the Hugo and the Nebula, shortlisted for the Crawford and the Tiptree, and won the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Her themes include resistance to oppression, the inseverability of the liminal, and the coolness of stuff blowing up. In her spare time she is a biker, an adventurer, a gamer, and a counseling psychologist. She is also single-handedly responsible for saving the world from King Ozzymandias, her obnoxious ginger cat.||Sheila Williams is the two-time Hugo Award winning editor of Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine. She started at Asimov’s in 1982 and served as the executive editor of Analog from 1998 until 2004. Her most recent anthologies are Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine’s 30th Anniversary Anthology, which was on the Locus Recommended Reading list, and Enter a Future: Fantastic Tales from Asimov’s Science Fiction. She lives in New York City with her husband, David Bruce, and her two daughters.||Geoff Ryman is a Canadian living in the United Kingdom. His novel The King’s Last Song was inspired by a visit to an Australian archaeological dig at Angkor Wat in 2000. He has been a regular visitor since, teaching writing workshops in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap twice. Ryman’s work is boundary-breaking, edgy, and humane. He writes about Dorothy Gale and Judy Garland, far-future virus-enhanced (and suffering) people, a village woman in near-future middle Eurasia, men in 12th-century Cambodia, and the Pol Pot era, all with equal incision and compassion.
Geoff Ryman is Clarion West’s 2016 Susan C. Petrey Fellow.
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