Sheree Renée Thomas

Sheree Renée Thomas is an award-winning fiction writer, poet, and editor. Her work is inspired by myth and folklore, natural science, and the genius of the Mississippi Delta. Nine Bar Blues: Stories from an Ancient Future (Third Man Books 2020) is her debut fiction collection. She is also the author of the hybrid collections Sleeping Under the Tree of Life (Aqueduct Press 2016), longlisted for the 2016 Otherwise Award and honored with a PW Starred Review, and Shotgun Lullabies (2011). She edited the World Fantasy Award-winning groundbreaking anthologies, Dark Matter (2000, 2004), and is the first to introduce W.E.B. Du Bois’s science fiction short stories. Her work is widely anthologized and appears in Marvel’s Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda, edited by Jesse J. Holland (Titan 2021), The New York Times, and The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (1945–2010), edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (Vintage 2020). She was honored as a 2020 World Fantasy Award Finalist in the Special Award – Professional category for contributions to the genre and is the Editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, founded in 1949, and Associate Editor of Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, founded in 1975, as well as a book reviewer for Asimov’s. Sheree lives in Memphis, Tennessee, near a mighty river and a pyramid. Visit

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