Jeff VanderMeer is a New York Times best-selling author of the Southern Reach trilogy. He has been called “the weird Thoreau” by the New Yorker for his engagement with ecological issues. His most recent novel, Borne, received wide-spread critical acclaim and Annihilation, the first book in his trilogy, won the Nebula and Shirley Jackson Awards. It been translated into 35 languages, and was made into a film from Paramount Pictures, directed by Alex Garland. His nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Slate, Salon, and the Washington Post. He has coedited several iconic anthologies with his wife, the Hugo Award-winning editor Ann VanderMeer. Other titles include Wonderbook, the world’s first fully illustrated creative writing guide. VanderMeer served as the 2016-2017 Trias Writer in Residence at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He has spoken at the Guggenheim, the Library of Congress, and the Arthur C. Clarke Center for the Human Imagination.