Charlie Jane Anders
|Charlie Jane Anders|
Charlie Jane Anders
|Occupation||Writer, editor, presenter, performance artist, publisher|
|Genre||Science fiction, short story, fiction|
|Notable works||Choir Boy, All the Birds in the Sky|
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 a finalist for the Nebula and Theodore Sturgeon Awards. Her 2016 novel All the Birds in the Sky was listed No. 5 on Time magazine's "Top 10 Novels" of 2016, won the 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novel, the 2017 Crawford Award, and the 2017 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel; it was also a finalist for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
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's work has appeared in Salon, The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, 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 Award. She formerly published the satirical website godhatesfigs.com which was featured by the Sunday Times as website of the week.
In 2014, Tor Books acquired two novels from Anders. The first of these, All the Birds in the Sky, was published in 2016. The second, titled The City In the Middle of the Night, is in its final stages prior to publication. This novel is expected to be published in January 2019.
Awards and recognition
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.
Anders is transgender. Since 2000, Anders has been the partner of author Annalee Newitz. The couple co-founded other magazine. Since 2018, Anders and Newitz also host the podcast Our Opinions Are Correct.
Anders resides in San Francisco, California.
- 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 Award, for Choir Boy.
- 2011 Hugo, Nebula, and Theodore Sturgeon Award nominations for Six Months, Three Days.
- 2012 Hugo Award for Six Months, Three Days.
- 2017 Nebula Award for All the Birds in the Sky.
- 2017 IAFA William L. Crawford Fantasy Award for All the Birds in the Sky.
- 2017 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel for All the Birds in the Sky.
- 2018 Theodore Sturgeon Award for Don't Press Charges and I Won't Sue.
- Anders, Charlie (2005). Choir Boy. Soft Skull Press. ISBN 978-1-932360-81-3.
- All the Birds in the Sky. Tor Books. 2016. ISBN 978-0-765379-94-8.
Short Story Collections
|The Fermi Paradox is our business model||2010||Anders, Charlie Jane (August 11, 2010). "The Fermi Paradox is our business model". Tor.com.|
|Six months, three days||2011||Anders, Charlie Jane (June 8, 2011). "Six months, three days". Tor.com.||
||Novelette; winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novelette|
|The Time Travel Club||2013||Anders, Charlie Jane (Oct–Nov 2013). "The Time Travel Club". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37 (10–11): 20–35.||Novelette|
|Clover||2016||Anders, Charlie Jane (October 25, 2016). "Clover". Tor.com.|
- Anders, Charles (2002). The Lazy Crossdresser. California: Greenery Press. ISBN 978-1-890159-37-5.
- 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.
Critical studies and reviews of Anders' work
- "Choir Boy: Charlie Anders". Softskull.com. Softskull Press. Archived from the original on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2017-01-06.
- Woyke, Elizabeth. "Other". The New York Review of Magazines. Archived from the original on 23 February 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
- "Spotlight on: Charlie Jane Anders, Author, Editor, Blogger, Emcee". Locus Online. Locus Publications. 25 August 2010. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
- "2012 Hugo Award Winners". The Hugo Awards. September 2, 2012.
- "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.
- Begley, Sarah (22 November 2016). "The Top 10 Novels". Time Magazine. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
- "Nebula Awards 2017". Science Fiction Awards Database. Locus. Archived from the original on May 23, 2017. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
- "2017 Crawford Award". Locus Online News. 9 February 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-27.
- "Locus Awards 2017". Science Fiction Awards Database. Locus. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
- "2017 Hugo Awards Finalists Announced". Tor.com. April 4, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- "Can science fiction be literature?". Salon Futura. February 4, 2011.
- Shea, Christopher (February 6, 2012). "Curious New Media Views of Autism". The Wall Street Journal.
- Jasper, Josh (October 6, 2009). "io9's Charlie Jane Anders Is Wrong, but in an Interesting Way". Publishers Weekly.
- Anders, Charlie Jane (November 28, 2007). "Buy local, Give your loved ones a taste of the Bay Area lit scene". San Francisco Bay Guardian.
- 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". SF Weekly. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
- Anders, Charlie. "God Hates Figs". Godhatesfigs.com. Archived from the original on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 2015-02-19.
- "This Life". Sunday Times (London). August 6, 2000.
- Anders, Charlie Jane (30 April 2016). "io9 Was Founded on the Idea That Science Fiction Belongs to Everyone". io9. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
- 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.
- Green, Steff (March 6, 2018). "A visitor to Wellington: sci-fi superstar Charlie Jane Anders". The Spinoff. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
- Jackson, Frannie (October 20, 2017). "Exclusive: Tor Teen Acquires a Space Adventure Trilogy by Charlie Jane Anders". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
- Oldweiler, Cory (January 18, 2018). "BookCon 2018 to feature Charlie Jane Anders, Seth Dickinson and more sci-fi, thriller writers". amNewYork. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
- Cassell, Heather (23 August 2007). "Bi social club bars some trans women". The Bay Area Reporter. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
- Keeping S.F. safe for subversives at Writers With Drinks, by James Maguire, at the San Francisco Chronicle; published December 4, 2014; retrieved July 6, 2017
- Marech (2004): "Anders and Newitz have been a couple for four years."
- Dodero, Camille (14–20 November 2003). "The New Outcasts". Boston Phoenix.
- 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.
- How My Special Ed Teacher Turned Me Into A Lifelong Writer, by Charlie Jane Anders, at Buzzfeed; published March 31, 2016; retrieved May 5, 2017
- Cerna, Antonio Gonzalez (9 April 2005). "Past Winners & Finalists: 18th Annual Lambda Literary Awards". Lambda Literary. Archived from the original on 2013-12-11.
- "The IAFA William L. Crawford Fantasy Award Past Winners | International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts". www.fantastic-arts.org. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
- "Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award 2018 | Science Fiction Awards Database". www.sfadb.com. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
- Short stories unless otherwise noted.
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