Charlie Jane Anders

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Charlie Jane Anders
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Charlie Jane Anders
Occupation Writer, editor, presenter, performance artist, publisher
Genre Science fiction, short stories, fiction
Website
charliejane.net

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.[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 Tor.com, Strange Horizons, and Flurb. Additional (non-science-fiction) literary work has been published in McSweeney's, and ZYZZYVA. Anders work has appeared in Salon,[5] The Wall Street Journal,[6] Publishers Weekly,[7] San Francisco Bay Guardian,[8] Mother Jones,[9] and the San Francisco Chronicle.[10] She has had stories and essays in anthologies such as Sex For America: Politically Inspired Erotica,[11] The McSweeney's Joke Book of Book Jokes,[12] and That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation.[13]

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;[14] co-organized the Cross-Gender Caravan, a national transgender and genderqueer author tour;[15] And a Bookstore and Chocolate Crawl in San Francisco.[16] 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[17] and has been noted for its "free-associative author introductions."[18]

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[19] 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.[1]

In 2013, Deadline.com announced that a television adaptation of Anders' Six Months, Three Days was being prepared for NBC, with script written by Eric Garcia.[20]

In 2014, Tor Books announced that it had acquired two novels from Anders, with the first to be published in 2015.[21]

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.[citation needed]

As a gameshow contestant, Anders won $1,000 on To Tell The Truth.[22]

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.[23]

Since 2000, Anders has been the partner of author Annalee Newitz.[24] The couple co-founded other magazine.[25][26]

Awards[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Spotlight on: Charlie Jane Anders, Author, Editor, Blogger, Emcee". Locus Online. Locus Publications. 25 August 2010. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  2. ^ "2012 Hugo Award Winners". The Hugo Awards. September 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2011 Nebula Awards Nominees Announced". SFWA.org. Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. 12 February 2012. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  4. ^ "Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award Finalists". Sfcenter.ku.edu. Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  5. ^ "Can science fiction be literature?". Salon Futura. February 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ Shea, Christopher (February 6, 2012). "Curious New Media Views of Autism". The Wall Street Journal. 
  7. ^ Jasper, Josh (October 6, 2009). "io9’s Charlie Jane Anders Is Wrong, but in an Interesting Way". Publishers Weekly. 
  8. ^ Anders, Charlie Jane (November 28, 2007). "Buy local, Give your loved ones a taste of the Bay Area lit scene". San Francisco Bay Guardian. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ Anders, Charlie (9 April 2006). "Brutal, honest memoir of sex and queerness". SFGATE.com. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  11. ^ Kiefer, Jonathan (21 February 2008). "Sex for America. Even Sacramento.". Sacramento News-Review. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  12. ^ Subramanian, Aishwarya (8 May 2011). "McSweeney’s ingenious, singular wit makes this difficult to hate". Sunday Guardian. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  13. ^ Sycamore, Matt Bernstein (2004). That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation. Soft Skull Press. ISBN 9781932360561. 
  14. ^ Marech (2004).
  15. ^ "More Preview". Montpelier Times-Argus. 18 March 2005. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  16. ^ Werris, Wendy (24 February 2012). "San Francisco Bookstore and Chocolate Crawl Set for Sunday". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  17. ^ Karp, Evan (11 February 2010). "Variety-show reading series Writers With Drinks". SFGATE.com. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  18. ^ Karp, Evan (8 April 2011). "Writers With Drinks Celebrates 10th Anniversary Saturday". San Francisco Weekly. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  19. ^ Anders, Charlie. "God Hates Figs". Godhatesfigs.com. Archived from the original on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 2015-02-19. 
  20. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (27 September 2013). "NBC Nabs Light Procedural Produced By Krysten Ritter & David Janollari". Deadline. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  21. ^ 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. 
  22. ^ Bussel, Rachel Kramer (3 April 2002). "Charles Anders interview". Clean Sheets. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  23. ^ Cassell, Heather (23 August 2007). "Bi social club bars some trans women". The Bay Area Reporter. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  24. ^ Marech (2004): "Anders and Newitz have been a couple for four years."
  25. ^ Dodero, Camille (14–20 November 2003). "The New Outcasts". Boston Phoenix. 
  26. ^ 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. 
  27. ^ Cerna, Antonio Gonzalez (9 April 2005). "Past Winners & Finalists: 18th Annual Lambda Literary Awards". Lambda Literary. Archived from the original on 2012-12-11. 

Further reading[edit]

Interviews
Reviews
  • "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. 

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