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Jack Cady

Born: Mar 20, 1932

Death: Jan 14, 2004

Birthplace: Columbus

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Jack Cady

Date of Birth : Mar 20, 1932
Date of Death : Jan 14, 2004
Birth Place : Columbus

Jack Cady was an American author. He is most known as an award winning fantasist and horror writer. In his career he won the Nebula Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the Bram Stoker Award. Cady was a conscientious objector during the Korean War, but served in the U.S. Coast Guard in Maine. Later in life, he held several jobs, including truck driver, auctioneer, landscaper and finally university instructor. He first taught creative writing at the University of Washington from 1968 until 1973, and he then he had a number of short teaching stints at colleges in Illinois, Pennsylvania and Alaska from 1973 to 1978. In 1985 he began teaching writing at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, and he retired from that post in 1998. Cady married fellow writer Carol Orlock in 1977, and they remained together until his death. Cady's collected literary papers were donated to the Mortvedt Library at Pacific Lutheran in the spring of 2006. A master of the short story, Cady is perhaps best known for the Nebula-winning tale "The Night We Buried Road Dog". His work at shorter lengths also won him a place in the Best American Short Stories anthologies of 1971 and 1972.


  • Writer
  • Novelist

Also known as

  • Pat Franklin


  • Carol Orlock

Awards Won

  • Nebula Award for Best Novella
  • World Fantasy Award for Best Collection
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