Sam Weller - Columbia College Chicago

Sam Weller

Associate Professor


Sam Weller is the authorized biographer of Ray Bradbury and a two-time Bram Stoker Award-winning writer. 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, National Public Radio, The Los Anegles Review of Books, Slate magazine, Huffington Post and many others. His short fiction has appeared in numerous books, literary journals, and magazines. In 2020, Weller's book, DARK BLACK, a collection of Gothic short stories, was published by Los Angeles-based Hat & Beard Books.

Weller is a frequent lecturer on the life and legacy of Ray Bradbury. He has given over 400 talks around the world. Weller is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.  Learn more at or on Twitter @Sam__Weller


B.A., Columbia College Chicago 1990
M.F.A., Creative Writing Columbia College Chicago 2001