Two-time Bram Stoker Award-winner. Authorized biographer of legendary writer Ray Bradbury. Energetic and engaging public speaker. Fiction and nonfiction writer. . . .
Sam Weller's book, The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury (William Morrow) was a national bestseller and winner of the 2005 Society of Midland Authors Award for Best Biography. The companion book, Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews, was published by Melville House/Stop Smiling Books in 2010.
With Mort Castle, Weller co-edited the short fiction anthology Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury (William Morrow Paperbacks, 2012). In 2014, Weller and Castle's graphic novel adaptation of Shadow Show was published by IDW. In 2015, Weller edited Ray Bradbury: The Last Interview as part of Melville House Publishing's critcally lauded "Last Interview" series.
Sam is the former Midwest Correspondent for Publishers Weekly magazine. His personal essays have appeared in the Paris Review, on the National Public Radio Program All Things Considered, Slate magazine and others. He is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post. His short fiction has appeared in numerous books, anthologies, literary journals, and magazines, including Printer's Row Journal, Rosebud, the Chicago Reader others. Sam is presently at work on his debut novel, an existential love story filled with Oz-ian magic and wonder.
Weller is a frequent lecturer on the life and legacy of Ray Bradbury. He has given over 350 talks worldwide. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.
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