Author Biography and Bibliography


Howard Waldrop, who was born in Mississippi and now lives in Austin, Texas, is one of the most iconoclastic writers working today. His highly original books include the novels Them Bones and A Dozen Tough Jobs, and the collections Howard Who?, All About Strange Monsters of the Recent Past, Night of the Cooters, and Going Home Again. He won the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards for his novelette "The Ugly Chickens." Waldrop asserts that he killed Omni Online. His story "Mr. Goober's Show" went up "four days before the switch was thrown," he notes. It was reprinted in the September 1998 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.

Waldrop continues to work on The Moon World and I, John Mandeville, novels ten and twenty-eight years in the making, respectively.

His story "Our Mortal Span," based on the fairy tale about the three billy goats gruff, was recently published in Black Heart, Ivory Bones, the last of the Datlow/Windling adult fairy tale series. He also recently caught and released an eighteen-pound chinock salmon on a 5-wt. flyrod several weeks ago. He says, "You don't want to do that every day."

An e-book compilation of his media-related stories, Dream Factories and Radio Pictures, is now available through