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Jeff VanderMeer

Jeff VanderMeer, photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images
Jeff VanderMeer, photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

Jeff VanderMeer‘s New York Times bestselling Southern Reach trilogy has been translated into more than thirty-five languages. The first novel in the series, Annihilation, won the Nebula Award and Shirley Jackson Award and was made into a movie by Paramount in 2018. Other novels include Hummingbird SalamanderDead AstronautsBorne (optioned for television by AMC and a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award), and The Strange Bird.

A former Trias Writer-in-Residence at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, VanderMeer has lectured on creative writing at MIT, Yale, Vanderbilt, and Columbia universities, among others. Called “the weird Thoreau” by the New Yorker, he frequently speaks about issues related to climate change and storytelling. His Florida environmental and political reporting has appeared recently in Current Affairs, TIME, the Nation, and Esquire.

VanderMeer lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife Ann, cat Neo, and a yard full of native plants, where he also runs the nonprofit the Sunshine State Biodiversity Group.


selected bibliography

Hummingbird Salamander by Jeff VanderMeer
Hummingbird Salamander (2021)
Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer
Dead Astronauts (2019)
Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
Borne (2017)
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Annihilation (2014)

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online resources

Jeff VanderMeer’s website

Video: VanderMeer in conversation about Hummingbird Salamander at Powell’s Books