It isn’t often that you get a look inside the library of your favorite authors.
Between the premiere of the movie adaptation of Annihilation and book release The Strange Bird: A Borne Story, Sci-Fi great Jeff VanderMeer has somehow found the time to share over 50 of his top favorite books exclusively with Strand.
Jeff VanderMeer’s NYT bestselling Southern Reach trilogy has been translated into over 30 languages and made Entertainment Weekly’s top 10 list. The first novel, Annihilation, won the Nebula Award and Shirley Jackson Award, was shortlisted for a half dozen more, and has been made into a movie to be released by Paramount Pictures in February 23, 2018. His latest novel, Borne, is the first release from Farrar, Straus and Giroux’s new MCD imprint. The novel has also been optioned by Paramount and it continues to explore themes related to the environment, animals, and our future. The New Yorker has called Jeff “the weird Thoreau” and he frequently speaks about issues related to climate change and storytelling, including at DePaul, MIT, and Vanderbilt. His nonfiction appears in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, and many more. With his wife, Ann VanderMeer, he has edited several fiction anthologies, including The Big Book of Science Fiction. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
SELECTIONS FROM JEFF’S BOOKSHELF
The Answers by Catherine Lacey
The Sellout by Paul Beatty
The Slynx by Tatayana Tolstaya, translated by Jamey Gambrell
The 13 Clocks by James Thurber
Big Questions by Anders Nilsen
Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett
Notes of a Crocodile by Qiu Miaojin, translated by Bonnie Huie
Event Factory by Renee Gladman
Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov
Explore the over 50 titles Jeff VanderMeer selected for his author’s bookshelf online or on the main floor.
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