October 2015 Workshop Leaders and Speakers

Ellen Datlow, Editor

Ellen DatlowELLEN DATLOW has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for over thirty years as fiction editor of OMNI Magazine and editor of Event Horizon and SCIFICTION. She currently acquires short fiction for Tor.com. In addition, she has edited more than sixty science fiction, fantasy, and horror anthologies, including the annual The Best Horror of the Year, Lovecraft’s Monsters, Fearful Symmetries, Nightmare Carnival, The Cutting Room, and The Doll Collection. Forthcoming is The Monstrous.

She’s won multiple World Fantasy Awards, Locus Awards, Hugo Awards, Stoker Awards, International Horror Guild Awards, Shirley Jackson Awards, and the 2012 Il Posto Nero Black Spot Award for Excellence as Best Foreign Editor. Datlow was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award, given at the British Fantasy Convention for “outstanding contribution to the genre,” was honored with the Life Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association, in acknowledgment of superior achievement over an entire career, and honored with the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award at the 2014 World Fantasy Convention.

She lives in New York and co-hosts the monthly Fantastic Fiction Reading Series at KGB Bar. More information can be found at www.datlow.com, on Facebook, and on twitter as @EllenDatlow.

(author photo credit to Gregory Frost)

Lindsay Ribar, Agent

Lindsay RibarLindsay Ribar is a literary agent at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, where she also assists, and co-represents a number of authors with, senior agent Matt Bialer. She primarily works with YA and SFF authors; some of her niftiest client books of 2015 include NOVA by Margaret Fortune (DAW Books, June 2015) and ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman and Kay Kristoff (Knopf Books For Young Readers, August 2015).
By night, Lindsay is the author of THE ART OF WISHING and THE FOURTH WISH, a paranormal YA duology published by Penguin Teen, and the forthcoming ROCKS FALL, EVERYONE DIES, coming from Kathy Dawson Books in 2016. She is represented by Brenda Bowen, also of Greenburger.

Kat Richardson, Author

Kat RichardsonKat Richardson is the bestselling author of the Greywalker novels. A recovering editor and former theater brat, Kat currently lives in the wilds of Kitsap County with her husband and Labradork secret-agent-in-training, Jack Puppikins. Learn more about her at: katrichardson.com