Will Shetterly

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Will Shetterly (born 1955) is an American writer of fantasy and science fiction best known for his novel Dogland (1997). The novel is inspired by his childhood at the tourist attraction Dog Land owned by his parents.[1] He won the Minnesota Book Award for Fantasy & Science Fiction for his novel Elsewhere (1991),[2] and was a finalist with Nevernever (1993);[3] both books are set in Terri Windling's The Borderland Series shared universe. He has also written short stories for various Borderland anthologies.

Will Shetterly and Emma Bull

Together with his wife Emma Bull, he created and edited the Liavek shared universe anthologies. There are five Liavek books extant.

Bull and Shetterly live in Minneapolis,MN.

Shetterly created the comic book character Captain Confederacy, played a small role in the film Toxic Zombies, and ran for governor of Minnesota in 1994 on the Grassroots Party ticket. He placed third out of six candidates.[1]

He was a member of the writing group The Scribblies, which included Emma Bull, Pamela Dean, Kara Dalkey, Nate Bucklin, Patricia Wrede and Steven Brust.

In 2009, he donated his archive to the department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University.[4]

Awards[edit]

He won the Minnesota Book Award for Fantasy & Science Fiction for his novel Elsewhere, and was nominated for the 2008 World Fantasy Award for his novel, The Gospel of the Knife.

Bibliography[edit]

Short Stories[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Cats Have No Lord (1985)
  • Witch Blood (1986)
  • The Tangled Lands (1989)
  • Elsewhere (1991)
  • Nevernever (1993)
  • Dogland (1997)
  • Chimera (2000)
  • Thor's Hammer (The Voyage of the Basset) (2000)
  • The Gospel of the Knife (July 2007)
  • Midnight Girl ( An Online Novel; scroll to External Links, and it is [2])

Collection[edit]

Anthology Series[edit]

Nonfiction[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shetterly, Will. "A short autobiography by Will Shetterly" (in English). Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  2. ^ "Minnesota Book Awards 1992 Finalists and Winners". The Friends of the Saint Paul Library. 1992. Retrieved 2008-09-19. 
  3. ^ "Minnesota Book Awards 1994 Finalists and Winners". The Friends of the Saint Paul Library. 1994. Retrieved 2008-09-19. 
  4. ^ Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Collection, Northern Illinois University

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