Veniss Underground
September 1, 2005
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Jeff VanderMeer

Photo Credit: Mia Hanson

Jeff VanderMeer is a 35-year-old two-time World Fantasy Award winner whose books of fiction and edited anthologies have been finalists for the Philip K. Dick Award and the International Horror Guild Award. Books by VanderMeer have made the year's best lists of Publishers Weekly,, LA Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle, Locus Magazine, Publisher's News, and many more. He is best known for writing City of Saints & Madmen and Veniss Underground, and co-editing the Leviathan anthologies and The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases.

Jeff and Ann VanderMeer in the Chelsea Hotel, visiting Hawk Alfredson and Mia Hanson. Photo by Mia Hanson.

His publishing house Ministry of Whimsy has been a World Fantasy Award finalist and a British Fantasy Award finalist, with the Ministry book The Troika by Stepan Chapman winning the Philip K. Dick Award in 1998. VanderMeer's nonfiction has appeared in Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post, and The NYR of SF. A definitive short story collection (Secret Life) and nonfiction collection (Why Should I Cut Your Throat?) will appear in 2004.

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