James Patrick Kelly has had an eclectic writing career. He has written novels, short stories, essays, reviews, poetry, plays and planetarium shows. His books include BURN (2005), STRANGE BUT NOT A STRANGER (2002), THINK LIKE A DINOSAUR AND OTHER STORIES (1997), WILDLIFE (1994), HEROINES (1990), LOOK INTO THE SUN (1989), FREEDOM BEACH with John Kessel (1986) and PLANET OF WHISPERS (1984). His fiction has been translated into sixteen languages. He has won the World Science Fiction Society's Hugo Award twice: in 1996, for his novelette "Think Like A Dinosaur" and in 2000, for his novelette, "Ten to the Sixteenth to One."
Also with John Kessel, he has co-edited two anthologies FEELING VERY STRANGE: THE SLIPSTREAM ANTHOLOGY (2006) and REWIRED: THE POST-CYBERPUNK ANTHOLOGY (2007). He writes a column on the internet for Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and is on the faculty of the Stonecoast Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine. He posts two weekly podcasts: Free Reads and James Patrick Kelly's StoryPod. He was appointed to be a councilor on the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and served as Chair from 2003-2006. He is the Vice Chair of the Clarion Foundation, which oversees the Clarion Science Fiction Workshop. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the New England Foundation for the Arts.