Charlie Jane Anders
Charlie Jane Anders
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. With her partner Annalee Newitz, she won the 2019 Hugo “Best Fancast” Award for their podcast “Our Opinions Are Correct“.
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."
Charlie Jane Anders and Annalee Newitz in 2011
Anders has sensory integration disorder. She credits her special education teacher for inspiring her childhood writing passion.
Awards and recognition
Anders has been invited to participate in the 2018 BookCon conference in New York City. On May 27, 2018 it was announced that she would be a guest of honor at the 2019 WisCon.
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".