Author Sam Weller returns to The Book Cellar for the re-issue of his book, Listen to the Echoes: The RayBradbury Interviews.
Sam Weller is a Two-time Bram Stoker Award-winner and authorized biographer of legendary writer Ray Bradbury. Sam Weller's book, The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury (William Morrow) was a national bestseller and winner of the 2005 Society of Midland Authors Award for Best Biography. The companion book, Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews, was published by Melville House/Stop Smiling Books in 2010. With Mort Castle, Weller co-edited the short fiction anthology Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury (William Morrow Paperbacks, 2012). In 2014, Weller and Castle's graphic novel adaptation of Shadow Show was published by IDW. In 2015, Weller edited Ray Bradbury: The Last Interview as part of Melville House Publishing's critcally lauded "Last Interview" series. Sam is the former Midwest Correspondent for Publishers Weekly magazine. His personal essays have appeared in the Paris Review, on the National Public Radio Program All Things Considered, Slate magazine and others. He is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post. His short fiction has appeared in numerous books, anthologies, literary journals, and magazines, including Printer's Row Journal, Rosebud, the Chicago Reader others. Sam is presently at work on his debut novel, an existential love story filled with Oz-ian magic and wonder.
Weller is a frequent lecturer on the life and legacy of Ray Bradbury. He has given over 350 talks worldwide. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.
Listen to the Echoes:
A definitive collection of interviews with one of America's most famous writers, covering his life, faith, friends, politics, and visions of the future. Ray Bradbury, the poetic and visionary author of such classics as Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man, is one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. From Mikhail Gorbachev to Alfred Hitchcock to David Bowie, Bradbury’s sway on contemporary culture is towering. Acclaimed biographer and Bradbury scholar Sam Weller has spent more than a decade interviewing the author; the fascinating conversations that emerge cast a high-definition portrait of a creative genius and a futurist who longs for yesterday. Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews is the definitive collection of interviews with an American icon.