2013 Clarion Instructors
Andy Duncan’s new collection, The Pottawatomie Giant and Other Stories (PS Publishing, 2012), includes the World Fantasy Award-winning title story and the Sturgeon Award-winning novella “The Chief Designer.” His previous collection, Beluthahatchie and Other Stories, won the World Fantasy Award. Andy’s recent stories include “Slow as a Bullet” in Eclipse Four (Night Shade, 2011), “On 20468 Petercook” at Tor.com (April 2012), and “Close Encounters,” the cover story of the September/October 2012 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. His other books include Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic, an anthology co-edited with F. Brett Cox (Tor, 2004); and Alabama Curiosities, an offbeat travel guide (Globe Pequot, 2005; revised and expanded second edition, 2009). His Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Bram Stoker and Shirley Jackson Award nominations total fifteen. A native of Batesburg, S.C., and a graduate of Clarion West in Seattle, Andy received an M.F.A. in fiction from the University of Alabama and is an assistant professor of English at Frostburg State University in Maryland.
Nalo Hopkinson is the author of six novels and a short story collection (Brown Girl in the Ring, Midnight Robber, The Salt Roads, The New Moon's Arms, The Chaos, Sister Mine, Skin Folk). She is the editor of fiction anthologies Whispers From the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction, and Mojo: Conjure Stories. She is the co-editor of fiction anthologies So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction (with Uppinder Mehan) and Tesseracts Nine (with Geoff Ryman). Hopkinson's work has received Honourable Mention in Cuba's "Casa de las Americas" literary prize. She is a recipient of the Warner Aspect First Novel Award, the Ontario Arts Council Foundation Award for emerging writers, the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the Locus Award for Best New Writer, the World Fantasy Award, the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, the Aurora Award, and the Gaylactic Spectrum Award. Nalo was born in Jamaica, has lived in Jamaica, Trinidad and Guyana and for the past 30+ years in Canada. She currently teaches at UC Riverside and spends part of the year in Toronto, Canada.
Cory Doctorow is a Canadian science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger, the co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) and the author of the New York Times Bestseller Little Brother. He is a fellow and the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. He is a co-founder of the software company Opencola, which was sold to the Open Text Corporation in 2003. His works have won the Locus and Sunburst Awards, and have been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and British Science Fiction Awards. In 2007, Entertainment Weekly called him, "The William Gibson of his generation." He was also named one of Forbes Magazine's 2007/8 Web Celebrities, and one of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders for 2007. Cory has accomplished all this without benefit of any formal degrees, except a high school diploma from SEED School in Toronto. He is a Clarion workshop alumnus and has taught at Clarion multiple times. He currently resides in London.
Robert Crais is a screenwriter and #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, best known for his Elvis Cole/Joe Pike crime series, published by Putnam. He has published 18 novels, which are currently available in 52 countries, and has won most major mystery/ thriller awards, including the Anthony, Shamus, and Macavity Awards. His screenwriting work for Hill Street Blues earned him an Emmy nomination. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he has lived in Los Angeles for most of his life. He is a Clarion Workshop alumnus, and taught at Clarion in 2009.
Karen Joy Fowler
Karen Joy Fowler is an American author of science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction residing in Santa Cruz, California. She is best known as the author of the best-selling novel, The Jane Austen Book Club, which spent thirteen weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list and was a New York Times Notable Book. She is the author of four earlier novels and three short story collections. Fowler’s previous novel, Sister Noon, was a finalist for the 2001 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. Her debut novel, Sarah Canary, was a New York Times Notable Book, as was her second novel, The Sweetheart Season. In addition, Sarah Canary won the Commonwealth medal for best first novel by a Californian, and was short-listed for the Irish Times International Fiction Prize as well as the Bay Area Book Reviewers Prize. Fowler’s short story collection Black Glass won the World Fantasy Award in 1999 and she has won the Nebula twice. She has taught at the Clarion workshop multiple times.
Kelly Link is the author of three collections of short stories, Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners, and Pretty Monsters.Her works have won three Nebula Awards, a Hugo Award, a World Fantasy Award, a Locus Award and a James Tiptree, Jr. Award. Her short fiction has been described as slipstream or magic realism, a combination of science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, and realism. She is a co-editor of the St. Martin's Press Year's Best Fantasy and Horror anthology series, and manages Small Beer Press with her husband, Gavin Grant. She currently resides in Northampton, Massachusetts. Kelly holds a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.F.A. from University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has taught or visited at a number of schools and workshops, including Lenoir-Rhyne College, Bard College, and Cleveland State University. In addition, she has taught multiple times at the Clarion Writers' Workshop, and is an alumna.