Associate Professor, Associate Chair
- Fiction & Nonfiction
Sam Weller is the authorized biographer of Ray Bradbury. His book The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury (William Morrow) was a Los Angeles Times 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), winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in an Anthology. Weller is the former Midwest Correspondent for Publishers Weekly. His essays have appeared in the Paris Review, on the National Public Radio Program All Things Considered, Slate magazine, Huffington Post and many others. His short fiction has appeared in numerous books, literary journals, and magazines. Weller is a frequent lecturer on the life and legacy of Ray Bradbury. He has given over 300 talks around the world. Weller is the associate chair of the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago. Learn more at www.samweller.net and www.listentotheechoes.com.