Andy Duncan was a Campbell Award finalist for 1997 and has gotten occasional work done since then. His new fiction collection is The Pottawatomie Giant and Other Stories (PS, 2012), which includes the title story (2000 World Fantasy short fiction winner and Nebula novelette finalist), "The Chief Designer" (2001 Sturgeon and Southeastern SF short fiction winner, Hugo, Nebula, and Locus novella finalist), "Senator Bilbo" (2001 Locus short story finalist), "The Big Rock Candy Mountain" (2002 Southeastern SF short fiction winner), "Zora and the Zombie" (2004 Nebula novelette and Stoker long fiction finalist), "Unique Chicken Goes in Reverse" (2008 Nebula and Shirley Jackson short story finalist), "A Diorama of the Infernal Regions, or The Devil's Ninth Question" (included in Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2008, Horton, ed.), and The Night Cache (PS Publishing, 2009; World Fantasy novella and Shirley Jackson novelette finalist). His "Close Encounters" is scheduled to be the cover story of the September/October 2012 issue of F&SF.

His previous fiction collection, Beluthahatchie and Other Stories (Golden Gryphon, 2000), was a World Fantasy winner and Locus finalist. It includes "Beluthahatchie" (1997 Hugo short story finalist), "The Map to the Homes of the Stars" (included in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Vol. 9, Jones, ed.), "The Executioners' Guild" (1999 Nebula novella and International Horror Guild long fiction finalist), "Fortitude" (1999 Nebula novella finalist) and "Lincoln in Frogmore" (2000 World Fantasy short fiction finalist). Uncollected stories appear in Polyphony (Layne and Lake, eds.), The Silver Gryphon (Turner and Halpern, eds.), Eclipse Four (Strahan, ed.), and at

With F. Brett Cox, he co-edited the fiction anthology Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic (Tor, 2004). His non-fiction book is Alabama Curiosities (Globe Pequot, 2005; revised and expanded second edition, 2009). His workshops include Clarion West 1994, Clarion 2004 (instructor), Turkey City 2004 (guest), Clarion West 2005 (instructor), Norton Island 2010 and 2011, SF Writers Workshop at the University of Kansas 2012 (instructor), and Sycamore Hill 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2008 and 2011. He was chair of the 2011 Philip K. Dick Award jury.

Andy lives with his wife, Sydney; three dogs, Lily, Arlo, and Phoebe; and two cats, Hillary and Bela, in Frostburg, Md., where he is an assistant professor of English at Frostburg State University. He also teaches (via webcam) interdisciplinary seminars in 21st-century science fiction and fantasy in the Honors College of the University of Alabama. He blogs at and tweets @Beluthahatchie.