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Jeffrey Ford

Born: Nov 8, 1955

Birthplace: West Islip

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Jeffrey Ford

Date of Birth : Nov 8, 1955
Birth Place : West Islip

Jeffrey Ford is an American writer in the fantastic genre tradition, although his works have spanned genres including fantasy, science fiction and mystery. His work is characterized by a sweeping imaginative power, humor, literary allusion, and a fascination with tales told within tales. He is a graduate of Binghamton University, where he studied with the novelist John Gardner. He lives in southern New Jersey and teaches writing and literature at Brookdale Community College in Monmouth County. He has also taught at the summer Clarion Workshop for science fiction and fantasy writers in Michigan. He has contributed stories, essays and interviews to various magazines and e-magazines including MSS, Puerto Del Sol, Northwest Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Argosy, Event Horizon, Infinity Plus, Black Gate and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. He published his first story, "The Casket", in Gardner's literary magazine MSS in 1981 and his first full-length novel, Vanitas, in 1988.


  • Writer
  • Teacher
  • Novelist
  • Essayist

Also known as

  • Jeff Ford

Awards Won

  • Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original
  • World Fantasy Award for Best Novel
  • Nebula Award for Best Novelette
  • World Fantasy Award for Best Novella
  • World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story
  • World Fantasy Award for Best Collection
  • Shirley Jackson Award for Novel
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