Saturday, June 21, 2003


Welcome to my new blog. Will it be fun? Will it be excruciating? Will it be everything it could have been? We shall see.

To introduce myself: I am a writer of surreal and magic realist fiction, in short story, novella, and novel forms. You can buy my books on and you can check out some of my short fiction at I write a lot of nonfiction as well, which has appeared in The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Locus Online, and many others.

Right now, I am in the middle of pre-production on The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases. More on that here:, and on the message boards.

I've also just turned in the manuscript to a collection of poetry and flash fictions, The Day Dali Died, and am trying to finish up a new novel, Shriek: An Afterword.

Jeff VanderMeer