Charlie Jane Anders

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Charlie Jane Anders
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Charlie Jane Anders
Occupation Author, editor, presenter, performance artist, publisher
Genre Science fiction
short stories, fiction

Charlie Jane Anders is an American author and commentator. She has written several novels and is the publisher of other magazine, the "magazine of pop culture and politics for the new outcasts". In 2005, she received the Lambda Literary Award for work in the transgender category, and in 2009, the Emperor Norton Award.[1] Her 2011 novelette Six Months, Three Days won the 2012 Hugo[2] and was nominated for the Nebula[3] and Theodore Sturgeon Awards.[4]

Professional life[edit]

Anders has had science fiction published in, Strange Horizons, and Flurb. Additional (non-science-fiction) literary work has been published in McSweeney's, and ZYZZYVA. Her journalism has appeared in, the Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Mother Jones Magazine,[5] the San Francisco Chronicle,[6] and the New York Press.[7] She's had stories and essays in anthologies such as Sex For America: Politically Inspired Erotica,[8] The McSweeney's Joke Book of Book Jokes,[9] and That's Revolting: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation.[10]

In addition to her work as an author and publisher, Anders is also a longtime event organizer. She organized a "ballerina pie fight" in 2005 for other magazine;[11] co-organized the Cross-Gender Caravan, a national transgender and genderqueer author tour;[12] And a Bookstore and Chocolate Crawl in San Francisco.[13] She Emcees an award-winning monthly reading series Writers With Drinks, a San Francisco-based event begun in 2001 that features authors from a wide range of genres[14] and has been noted for its "free-associative author introductions."[15]

She has been a juror for the James Tiptree, Jr. Award and for the Lambda Literary Awards. She formerly published the satirical website[16] which was featured by the Sunday Times as website of the week.[citation needed]

She is also the co-editor, with Annalee Newitz, of the science fiction blog io9.[17]

In 2013, announced that a television adaptation of Anders' Six Months, Three Days was being prepared for NBC, with script written by Eric Garcia.[18]

In 2014, Tor Books announced that it had acquired two novels from Anders, with the first to be published in 2015.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Anders was born in New England and was a choir singer as a child.[citation needed] She self-identifies as genderqueer and a trans woman.[20]

As a gameshow contestant, Anders won $1,000 on To Tell The Truth.[21]

In 2007, Anders brought attention to the policy of a San Francisco bisexual women's organization called "The Chasing Amy Social Club" that she felt was discriminatory, as it specifically barred preoperative transgender women from membership.[22]

Since 2000, Anders has been the partner of author Annalee Newitz.[23] The couple co-founded other magazine.[24]




  1. ^ "Locus Online". 11 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Chicon - Hugo Awards Voter Packet". 15 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "2011 Nebula Awards Nominees Announced". 12 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award Finalists". 24 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Mother Jones". 27 July 2007. 
  6. ^ "San Francisco Chronicle". The San Francisco Chronicle. 9 April 2006. 
  7. ^ "New York Press". 21 March 2007. 
  8. ^ "Sacramento News-Review". 8 February 2008. 
  9. ^ "Sunday Guardian". 8 May 2011. 
  10. ^ That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation - Google Books. Retrieved 2015-02-19. 
  11. ^ Rona Marech, 2004, "A pop culture magazine for freaks and 'new outcasts', Other journal is pro-rant, pro-loopy and pro-anarchy," at SFGATE (online), August 31, 2004, see [1], accessed 19 February 2015.
  12. ^ "Cross Gender Caravan comes". Montpelier Times-Argus ( 18 March 2005. 
  13. ^ Wendy Werris (24 February 2012). "San Francisco Bookstore and Chocolate Crawl Set for Sunday". Publishers Weekly. 
  14. ^ Evan Karp (11 February 2010). "Variety-show reading series Writers With Drinks: Monthly reading series with variety-show flair has nearly a decade under its belt". The San Francisco Chronicle ( 
  15. ^ Evan Karp (8 April 2011). "Writers With Drinks Celebrates 10th Anniversary Saturday". San Francisco Weekly. 
  16. ^ "God Hates Figs". Archived from the original on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  17. ^ "Spotlight on Charlie Jane Anders, Author, Editor, Blogger, Emcee". 25 August 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  18. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2013-09-27). "NBC Nabs Light Procedural Produced By Krysten Ritter & David Janollari". Deadline. Retrieved 2015-02-19. 
  19. ^ "Tor Books Announces the Acquisition of Charlie Jane Anders’s Novel All the Birds in the Sky". 2014-03-10. Retrieved 2015-02-19. 
  20. ^ "San Francisco Bay Times | LGBTQ News & Calendar for the Bay Area". Retrieved 2015-02-19. 
  21. ^ Bussel, Rachel Kramer (3 April 2002). "Charles Anders interview". 
  22. ^ Cassell, Heather. "The Bay Area Reporter Online | Bi social club bars some trans women". Retrieved 2015-02-19. 
  23. ^ SAN FRANCISCO / A pop culture magazine for freaks and 'new outcasts' / Other journal is pro-rant, pro-loopy and pro-anarchy, by Rona Marech, in the San Francisco Chronicle; published August 31, 2004; retrieved March 22, 2015; "Anders and Newitz have been a couple for four years"
  24. ^ Camille Dodero, 2003, "The New Outcasts," in the Boston Phoenix, November 14–20, 2003 [defunct weekly as of 2013, see [2], accessed 19 February 2015].
  25. ^ Antonio Gonzalez Cerna, 2006, "Past Winners & Finalists: 18th Annual Lambda Literary Awards," at LAMBDALITERARY (online), April 9, 2005, see [3], accessed 19 February 2015.

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