Jeff VanderMeer is an American author, editor and literary critic. Initially associated with the New Weird literary genre, VanderMeer crossed over into mainstream success with his bestselling Southern Reach trilogy.
The trilogy’s first novel, Annihilation, won the Nebula and Shirley Jackson Awards and has been adapted into an upcoming Hollywood film by director Alex Garland.
Among VanderMeer’s other novels are Shriek: An Afterword and Borne. He has also edited with his wife Ann VanderMeer such influential and award-winning anthologies as The New Weird, The Weird and The Big Book of Science Fiction.