|Daryl Gregory writes genre-mixing novels, stories, and comics. His next novel, Spoonbenders, will be published by Knopf. Recent work includes the novel Harrison Squared and the novella We Are All Completely Fine, which won the World Fantasy and Shirley Jackson awards, and was a finalist for the Nebula, Sturgeon, and Locus awards. His novels include Afterparty, Raising Stony Mayhall, The Devil’s Alphabet, and the Crawford-Award-winning Pandemonium. Many of his short stories are collected in Unpossible and Other Stories.
Daryl Gregory is Clarion West’s 2017 Leslie Howle Fellow.
|Kij Johnson has won Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Sturgeon Awards for her enticing yet disturbing novels and stories. A 1987 Clarion West graduate, she is Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at University of Kansas, where she also teaches creative writing and leads an intensive novel-writing seminar. Her knowledge of how technique supports art is unsurpassed.
Kij Johnson is Clarion West’s 2017 Richard H. Coutant Memorial Fellow.
|John Chu is a microprocessor architect by day, a writer, translator, and podcast narrator by night. His fiction and translations have appeared or are forthcoming at Boston Review, Uncanny, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, The Big Book of SF, and Tor.com, among other venues. His story “The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere” won the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.|
|Connie Willis is an internationally-known science fiction author and the winner of an unprecedented total of eleven Hugo Awards and seven Nebula Awards. She is the first author to have ever won both awards in all four fiction categories. She has also won numerous Locus Awards and was named by Locus as Best Science Fiction Author of the Nineties. Willis is the author of Doomsday Book and many other acclaimed novels, but she is probably most famous for her short stories, including “Fire Watch,” “Even the Queen,” and “The Last of the Winnebagos.” Her novel Crosstalk will be published in October 2016.||Daniel José Older is the bestselling author of the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series and the novel Shadowshaper, which was shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize, the Andre Norton Award, the Locus, the Mythopoeic Award, the International Latino Book Award, and named one of Esquire’s 80 Books Every Person Should Read. He co-edited the Locus and World Fantasy nominated anthology Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History. Daniel has guest edited at Fireside Fiction, Catapult, Crossed Genres, and Fantasy Magazine, and served as a judge for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, the Burt Award for Young Adult Caribbean Literature, and the PEN American Award. You can find his thoughts on writing and read dispatches from his decade-long career as an NYC paramedic at http://danieljoseolder.net/.
Daniel José Older is Clarion West’s 2017 Brian James Lewis Editor’s Choice Fellow.
|Pat Cadigan sold her first professional science fiction story in 1980 and became a full-time writer in 1987. She is the author of fifteen books, including the two Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning novels Synners and Fools. She has also won the Locus Award three times, and won the Hugo Award for her novelette, “The Girl-Thing Who Went Out For Sushi,” which also won the Seiun Award in Japan. Cadigan has been a speaker at universities, literary festivals, and cultural gatherings around the world, including M.I.T., Pop!Tech, Utopiales, Argonauts of the Noosphere, and many more science-fiction conventions than it’s possible to list here. She can be found on Facebook and Pinterest, tweets as @cadigan, and lives in North London with her husband, the Original Chris Fowler, where she is stomping the hell out of terminal cancer.
Pat Cadigan is Clarion West’s 2017 Susan C. Petrey Fellow.
Clarion West Summer Workshop 2017:
June 18– July 28, 2017
Many thanks to our community for your ongoing support, and your help in bringing distinguished instructors to teach our Six-Week Workshop every year.