F. Brett Cox is the author of The End of All Our Exploring: Stories (Fairwood Press, 2018) and Roger Zelazny (U. of Illinois Press, 2021), the latter of which was runner-up for the Locus Award for Nonfiction. With Andy Duncan, he co-edited Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic (Tor, 2004). His fiction, poetry, plays, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Brett's nonfiction includes articles on William Gibson, John Kessel, and James Morrow, and bio-bibliographical essays on Keith Roberts, George Saunders, and Kevin Brockmeier. His most recent publications are short stories "Up the Steps" (Daily Science Fiction, 11/4/22) and "The Leaves Dead Are Driven" (The Dark, March 2023), nonfiction "sometimes a short page/is better than a volume": "The Science Fiction Stories of Sonya Dorman" (Portable Storage 7, 2022), and five poems in the debut issue of Shadowplay (2023).  He is an active member of SFWA, HWA, and the Cambridge SF Writers Workshop; he is also a co-founder of the Shirley Jackson Award and currently serves on its Board of Directors. A native of North Carolina, Brett is Dana Professor of English at Norwich University and lives in Vermont with his wife, playwright Jeanne Beckwith.