Jack Dann

Jack Dann is a multiple-award winning author who has written or edited over seventy-five books, including the international bestseller The Memory Cathedral, which was number 1 on The Age Bestseller list, and The Silent, which Library Journal chose as one of their "Hot Picks" and wrote: “This is narrative storytelling at its best… Most emphatically recommended.” Locus called his novel The Rebel: an Imagined Life of James Dean “a significant and very gripping novel…alternate history with passion and difference.” A companion volume of stories entitled Promised Land has been published in Great Britain. His other short story collections include Timetipping, Visitations, The Fiction Factory, and Jubilee. Satalyte Publishers has just published the first e-book edition of Jubilee: more titles from Satalyte soon to be announced.

 

Other publications include: the short novel The Economy of Light; the autobiography Insinuations; and a special edition reprint of Dann’s 1981 novel Junction. He is the co-editor, with Janeen Webb, of Dreaming Down-Under, which won the World Fantasy Award, and his anthology Ghosts by Gaslight, co-edited with Nick Gevers, won the Shirley Jackson Award and the Aurealis Award. A collection of Jack’s holocaust stories entitled Concentration will be published by PS Publishers in the United Kingdom. In her introduction to the volume, critic and scholar Marleen Barr writes: “Dann is a Faulkner and a Márquez for Jews. His fantastic retellings of the horror stories Nazis made real are more truth than fantasy.”

 

He has recently become the publishing director of the new imprint PS Australia and is currently editing a showcase anthology for PS Australia entitled Dreaming in the Dark.

 

Jack lives in Australia on a farm overlooking the sea. You can visit his website at www.jackdann.com and follow him on Twitter @jackmdann and www.facebook.com/jack.dann2.