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Powell's Books Presents Jeff VanderMeer in Conversation With Karen Russell


Apr 13, 2021 04:22 PM

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Jeff VanderMeer
Jeff VanderMeer is the author of Dead Astronauts, Borne, and The Southern Reach Trilogy, the first volume of which, Annihilation, won the Nebula Award and the Shirley Jackson Award and was adapted into a movie by Alex Garland. He speaks and writes frequently about issues relating to climate change as well as urban rewilding. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, on the edge of a ravine, with his wife, Ann VanderMeer, and their cat, Neo.
Karen Russell
Karen Russell won the 2012 and the 2018 National Magazine Award for fiction, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and is the recipient of a Guggenheim and a MacArthur fellowship. Her first novel, Swamplandia! (2011), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She is the author of three story collections and the 2014 novella Sleep Donation, reissued in 2020 in an illustrated paperback edition from Vintage. Her most recent story collection is Orange World and Other Stories. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, she now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, son, and daughter.