Jeffrey Ford is the author of a trilogy of novels from Eos Harper Collins — The Physiognomy (1997), Memoranda (1999), and The Beyond (2001). His first book was the novel Vanitas (Space & Time, 1988). His novel, The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque (Morrow/Harper Collins), was published in June 2002 as was his first story collection, The Fantasy Writer's Assistant & Other Stories (Golden Gryphon Press). The summer of 2005 saw the publication of Ford's sixth novel, The Girl in the Glass, from Harper Collins (August 2005), and a stand-alone novella, The Cosmology of the Wider World, from PS Publishers (July 2005). His second collection of short stories, The Empire of Ice Cream, appeared in April of 2006 from Golden Gryphon Press. His latest novel is The Shadow Year from Morrow/Harper Collins (2008), and, most recently, he has a new collection of stories out from PS/Harper Collins, The Drowned Life. His short fiction has appeared in the magazines Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sci Fiction, Event Horizon, Black Gate, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, MSS, The Northwest Review, Puerto Del Sol, and in the anthologies Year's Best Fantasy & Horror, Vols. 13, 15, 16 18, 19, 20 & 21 (eds. Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling, Kelly Link, Gavin J. Grant), Fantasy: The Best of 2002 (eds. Robert Silverberg and Karen Haber), The Green Man: Tales From the Mythic Forest (ed. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling), Leviathan #3 (ed. Forrest Aguirre), Album Zutique (ed. Jeff VanderMeer), Witpunk (ed. Marty Halpern, Claude Lalumière) The Silver Gryphon (ed. Gary Turner), The Dark (ed. Ellen Datlow), Trampoline (ed. Kelly Link) Thackery T. Lambshead's Guide to Exotic & Discredited Diseases (eds. Jeff VanderMeer and Mark Roberts), and Polyphony #3 (eds. Deborah Layne and Jay Lake), The Faery Reel: Tales From the Twilight Realm (eds. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling), 2005 Nebula Showcase, Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy (ed. Al Sarrantonio) The Book of Voices (ed. Michael Butscher), The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales (eds. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling), The Dark (ed. Ellen Datlow), Inferno (ed. Ellen Datlow), Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy (ed. Ellen Datlow), Wizards (eds. Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois), Eclipse 1 & 2 (ed. Jonathan Strahan), The Starry Rift (ed. Jonathan Strahan), etc. His fiction has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award, the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Award, the International Horror Guild Award, the Bram Stoker Award, The Seiun Award, The Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, and the Fountain Award. He is the recipient of four World Fantasy Awards, a Nebula, a Fountain Award, a Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire and an Edgar Award. Ford lives in South Jersey with his wife and two sons. He teaches Writing and Literature at Brookdale Community College in Monmouth County, New Jersey.