Andy Duncan (writer)
Andy Duncan (born 21 September 1964) is an award-winning American science fiction and fantasy writer whose work frequently deals with Southern U.S. themes. He was born in Batesburg, South Carolina and graduated from high school from W.W. Wyman King Academy. He earned a degree in journalism from the University of South Carolina and worked for seven years at the Greensboro News & Record. His novelette "Close Encounters" won the 2012 Nebula Award for Best Novelette.
Duncan earned an M.A. in creative writing (fiction) from North Carolina State University and an M.F.A. in fiction writing from the University of Alabama. Duncan also attended Clarion West in 1994. In Fall 2008, he was hired as an Assistant Professor of English at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, MD.
Duncan currently lives with his wife Sydney in Frostburg, Maryland.
- The Pottawatomie Giant and Other Stories, PS Publishing, 2011 (ISBN 978-1-848633-09-4)
- Beluthahatchie and Other Stories, Golden Gryphon Press, 2000 (ISBN 0-9655901-1-9)
- Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic (with F. Brett Cox), Tor Books, 2004 (ISBN 0-7653-0813-4)
- Alabama Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff, Globe Pequot, 2005 (ISBN 0-7627-3088-9)
Duncan was an instructor at Clarion Workshop in 2004 and at Clarion West in 2005.
He has frequently given readings and spoken on panels at such venues as the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, held each spring in Florida.
Duncan starred as the main character, Counter, in a live dramatization of Jeanne Beckwith's one-act play The Back Room, performed with award-winning authors John Kessel and James Morrow, author and scholar Dr. F. Brett Cox, writer and critic Fiona Kelleghan, Sydney Sowers, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer expert Dr. Rhonda V. Wilcox. The play was presented at the 17th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 19, 1999.
He has won the Theodore Sturgeon Award. and two World Fantasy Awards, and has been nominated for Hugo, Nebula Award and Shirley Jackson Award. The Night Cache was nominated in the Best Novella category for a 2010 World Fantasy Award.
- "2012 Nebula Awards Winners". Locus Online News. Locus Publications. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
- "Congratulations to the 2012 Nebula Award Winners". Tor.com. Macmillan Publishers. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
- "Andy Duncan page at Frostburg State University". Retrieved 6 March 2012.
- "Andy Duncan: The Story Engine". Locus Online. Locus Publications. 6 November 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
- Beckwith, Jeanne (March 19, 1999). "The Back Room". WorldCat. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
- "The Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award". Retrieved 6 March 2012.
- World Fantasy Convention (2010). "2010 World Fantasy Award Winners & Nominees". Retrieved 10 February 2012.
- Official blog
- Duncan's personal website
- 2000 Interview at Infinity Plus
- 2001 Interview excerpt at Locus Magazine
- Complete bibliography
- Andy Duncan at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database