Charlie Jane Anders
|Charlie Jane Anders|
Charlie Jane Anders
|Occupation||Writer, editor, presenter, performance artist, publisher|
|Genre||Science fiction, short stories, fiction|
Charlie Jane Anders is an American writer 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. Her 2011 novelette Six Months, Three Days won the 2012 Hugo and was nominated for the Nebula and Theodore Sturgeon Awards.
Anders has had science fiction published in Tor.com, Strange Horizons, and Flurb. Additional (non-science-fiction) literary work has been published in McSweeney's, and ZYZZYVA. Her journalism has appeared in Salon.com, The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Mother Jones, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She has had stories and essays in anthologies such as Sex For America: Politically Inspired Erotica, The McSweeney's Joke Book of Book Jokes, and That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation.
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; co-organized the Cross-Gender Caravan, a national transgender and genderqueer author tour; And a Bookstore and Chocolate Crawl in San Francisco. 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 and has been noted for its "free-associative author introductions."
She has been a juror for the James Tiptree, Jr. Award and for the Lambda Literary Awards. She formerly published the satirical website godhatesfigs.com which was featured by the Sunday Times as website of the week.
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.
- 2005 Best of the Bay Award for Writers with Drinks.
- 2006 Best of the Bay Award for Writers with Drinks.
- 2006 Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction finalist, for Choir Boy.
- 2006 Lambda Literary Awards, for Choir Boy.
- 2011 Hugo, Nebula, and Theodore Sturgeon Award nominations for Six Months, Three Days.
- 2012 Hugo Award for Six Months, Three Days.
- The Lazy Crossdresser. California: Greenery Press. 2002. ISBN 978-1-890159-37-5.
- Choir Boy. Soft Skull Press. 2005. ISBN 978-1-932360-81-3.
- She's Such a Geek: Women Write About Science, Technology, and Other Nerdy Stuff. With Annalee Newitz. California: Seal Press. 2006. ISBN 978-1-58005-190-3.
- "The Fermi Paradox Is Our Business Model". Tor.com. Tor Books. 11 August 2010.
- "Six Months, Three Days". Tor.com. Tor Books. 8 June 2011.
- "Spotlight on: Charlie Jane Anders, Author, Editor, Blogger, Emcee". Locus Online. Locus Publications. 25 August 2010. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
- "Chicon - Hugo Awards Voter Packet". Chicon.org. 15 May 2012.[dead link]
- "2011 Nebula Awards Nominees Announced". SFWA.org. Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. 12 February 2012. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
- "Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award Finalists". Sfcenter.ku.edu. Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
- Anders, Charlie (30 July 2007). "Supergirls Gone Wild: Gender Bias In Comics Shortchanges Superwomen". Mother Jones (Mother Jones and the Foundation for National Progress). Retrieved 2015-04-16.
- Anders, Charlie (9 April 2006). "Brutal, honest memoir of sex and queerness". SFGATE.com. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
- Kiefer, Jonathan (21 February 2008). "Sex for America. Even Sacramento.". Sacramento News-Review. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
- Subramanian, Aishwarya (8 May 2011). "McSweeney’s ingenious, singular wit makes this difficult to hate". Sunday Guardian. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
- Sycamore, Matt Bernstein (2004). That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation. Soft Skull Press. ISBN 9781932360561.
- Marech (2004).
- "More Preview". Montpelier Times-Argus. 18 March 2005. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
- Werris, Wendy (24 February 2012). "San Francisco Bookstore and Chocolate Crawl Set for Sunday". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
- Karp, Evan (11 February 2010). "Variety-show reading series Writers With Drinks". SFGATE.com. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
- Karp, Evan (8 April 2011). "Writers With Drinks Celebrates 10th Anniversary Saturday". San Francisco Weekly. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
- Anders, Charlie. "God Hates Figs". Godhatesfigs.com. Archived from the original on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 2015-02-19.
- Andreeva, Nellie (27 September 2013). "NBC Nabs Light Procedural Produced By Krysten Ritter & David Janollari". Deadline. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
- Gallo, Irene (11 March 2014). "Tor Books Announces the Acquisition of Charlie Jane Anders’s Novel All the Birds in the Sky". Tor.com. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
- Bussel, Rachel Kramer (3 April 2002). "Charles Anders interview". Clean Sheets. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
- Cassell, Heather (23 August 2007). "Bi social club bars some trans women". The Bay Area Reporter. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
- Marech (2004): "Anders and Newitz have been a couple for four years."
- Dodero, Camille (14–20 November 2003). "The New Outcasts". Boston Phoenix.
- Cerna, Antonio Gonzalez (9 April 2005). "Past Winners & Finalists: 18th Annual Lambda Literary Awards". Lambda Literary. Archived from the original on 2012-12-11.
- Marech, Rona (31 August 2004). "A pop culture magazine for freaks and 'new outcasts', Other journal is pro-rant, pro-loopy and pro-anarchy". SFGATE.com. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
- "Choir Boy: Charlie Anders". Softskull.com. Softskull Press. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
- Woyke, Elizabeth. "Other". The New York Review of Magazines. Retrieved 2015-04-16.