Erin Thompson

M. T. Anderson

Children, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult

M. T. Anderson is the author of books for children and adults, including the 2024 Newbery Honor Book Elf Dog and Owl Head; 2024 Michael L. Printz Award-winner The Collectors: Stories; satirical science fiction novels Feed (Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize) and Landscape with Invisible Hand (which recently became a movie starring Tiffany Haddish and Asante Blackk); The Pox Party, a Gothic novel of the American Revolution (which won the National Book Award); the illustrated novel The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge (which was a Finalist for the National Book Award); and Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad, a nonfiction book about Russia during the Second World War. His nonfiction writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Washington Post, Slate, and Salon. He lives in a small, haunted, 18th century house in the hills of Vermont.

Festival Years: 2016, 2024