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Name: John Kessel  
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Date of Birth: 24th September 1950
Place of Birth: Buffalo, New York, USA
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

John Kessel (b. 24 September 1950 in Buffalo, New York) is an American author of science fiction and fantasy. He is a prolific short story author with several longer works to his credit. He won a Nebula Award in 1982 for his story "Another Orphan." He also is a widely published science fiction and fantasy critic.

Having obtained a Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas in 1981, Kessel has taught classes in American literature, science fiction, fantasy, and fiction writing at North Carolina State University since 1982. He was named as the head of the new Creative Writing Program at NCSU, but in the spring of 2005 took the semester off to begin working on a novel adaptation of his 2002 short story "Stories for Men".



  • 1985 Freedom Beach (with James Patrick Kelly)
  • 1989 Good News From Outer Space (Nebula Award Nominee)
  • 1997 Corrupting Dr. Nice


  • 1989 Another Orphan


  • 1986 A Clean Escape
  • 1994 Faustfeathers (Paul Green Playwrights' Prize Winner)

Short story collections

  • 1992 Meeting In Infinity (World Fantasy Award Nominee)
  • 1997 The Pure Product

Other Notable Stories

  • 1982 "Another Orphan" (September, Fantasy and Science Fiction) - Nebula Award Winner
  • 1988 "Mrs. Shummel Exits a Winner" (June, Asimov's SF) - Nebula Award Nominee
  • 1991 "Buffalo" (January, Fantasy and Science Fiction) - Sturgeon Award Winner, Locus Award Winner, Hugo Award Nominee, Nebula Award Nominee
  • 1993 "The Franchise" (August, Asimov's SF) - Nebula Award nominee, novelette
  • 1996 "The Miracle of Ivar Avenue" (from Intersections) - Nebula Award nominee, novelette
  • 1998 "Every Angel is Terrifying" (October-November, Fantasy and Science Fiction) - World Fantasy Award nominee
  • 1999 "Ninety Percent of Everything" with Jonathan Lethem and James Patrick Kelly (September, Fantasy and Science Fiction) - Nebula Award nominee, novella
  • 2002 "Stories for Men" (October-November, Asimov's SF) - James Tiptree Jr. Award Winner, Nebula Award Nominee

As Editor

  • 1996 Intersections (with Mark L. Van Name and Richard Butner)
  • 1998 Memory's Tailor (by Laurence Rudner. Kessel was the literary executor after Rudner's death in 1995.)

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