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Hub City Bookshop Reading: Thomas Olde Heuvelt and Jeff VanderMeer
July 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Jeff VanderMeer is the 2016-2017 Trias Writer-in-Residence for Hobart-William Smith College. His most recent fiction is the NYT-bestselling Southern Reach trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance), which won the Shirley Jackson Award and Nebula Award. The trilogy made over 30 year’s best lists, including Entertainment Weekly’s top 10, and prompted the New Yorker to call the author “the weird Thoreau.” The trilogy has been acquired by publishers in 28 other countries, with Paramount Pictures acquiring the movie rights. VanderMeer’s nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Washington Post, the Atlantic.com, and the Los Angeles Times. He has taught at the Yale Writers’ Conference and the Miami International Book Fair, lectured at MIT, Brown, and the Library of Congress. His forthcoming novel from Farrar, Straus and Giroux is titled Borne. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
Dutch novelist Thomas Olde Heuvelt is the author of five novels and many short stories. His work has appeared in many languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and French. In 2015, his story The Day the World Turned Upside Down was the first ever translated work to win a Hugo Award. His other stories have been nominated for both Hugo and World Fantasy Awards.
In 2016, Olde Heuvelt’s critically acclaimed horror novel HEX, which became a bestseller in The Netherlands, was launched in the US, the UK and Australia. Ten publishers in fourteen countries have obtained the rights for the book, and Warner Bros. is currently developing a TV series based on the novel.