Sam Weller is the authorized biographer of literary icon Ray Bradbury. Weller's book The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury was a Los Angeles Times best seller, winner of the 2005 Society of Midland Authors Award for Best Biography, and a Bram Stoker Award finalist. The companion book, Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews, was published by Melville House/Stop Smiling Books in 2010. Weller is the former Midwest Correspondent for Publishers Weekly magazine. He is a frequent literary critic for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and Playboy.com, and has written for the Paris Review and the National Public Radio Program All Things Considered. He was also a host for the Chicago Public Radio program Hello Beautiful! Weller's short fiction has appeared in numerous books and journals, including the 2008 anthology Who Can Save Us Now?: Brand New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories, published by Free Press. His pop-cultural essays have appeared in Post Road, Annalemma, and F, among many other publications. Weller is a professor in the Fiction Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago.