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Thursday, October 15, 2009
6:30 p.m. in the Poe Room
Enoch Pratt Central Library,
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD

Ellen Datlow is currently tied (with frequent co-editor Terri Windling) as the winner of the most World Fantasy Awards in the organization's history. She has also won several Bram Stoker Awards, International Horror Guild Awards, the Shirley Jackson Award, and multiple Locus and Hugo Awards for Best Editor. Ellen was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award, given at the British Fantasy Convention for "outstanding contribution to the genre." She has edited numerous anthologies, including Inferno, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror series (first with Terri Windling, then with Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant), The Dark, Salon Fantastique (with Terri Windling), The Coyote Road (with Terri Windling), The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Lovecraft Unbound, the new Best Horror of the Year anthology series, and (forthcoming) Haunted Legends (with Nick Mamatas).

Gregory Frost is the author of critically acclaimed novels, short stories and articles, all dealing in some fashion with the fantastic, the improbable, and the impossible. Mr. Frost has been a finalist for the James Tiptree Award, Nebula Award, Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, World Fantasy Award, Hugo Award, and the International Horror Guild Award. He is a graduate of the writing program at the University of Iowa and of the intensive Clarion Writers Workshop, and he is one of the rotating Fiction Writing Workshop Directors at Swarthmore College, in Swarthmore, PA. Gregory Frost's latest book is Lord Tophet, volume two of the SHADOWBRIDGE duology from Del Rey (Random House, July 2008). Book one, Shadowbridge also debuted in 2008. Other works include his short story collection, Attack Of The Jazz Giants & Other Stories; the novel Fitcher's Brides (Tor Books); "Ill-Met in Ilium" in The Secret History of Vampires; and “The Comeuppance of Creegus Maxin” in The Beastly Bride.

John Langan is a writer of weird fiction living in upstate New York with his wife and son. His stories have appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Ellen
Datlow's Poe, and John Joseph Adams's The Living Dead and By Blood We Live. His first collection of fiction, Mr. Gaunt and Other Uneasy Encounters, was published by Prime Books in 2008 to positive reviews and a Bram Stoker nomination; his first novel, House of Windows, is forthcoming from Night Shade Books in 2009. His reviews and essays have appeared in Dead Reckonings, Extrapolation, Science Fiction Studies, and The Internet Review of Science Fiction, The Lovecraft Annual, Fantasy Commentator, and Lovecraft Studies.

Enoch Pratt Central Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. 410-396-5430.