Sheree Renée Thomas
Sheree Renée Thomas is the 2015 Lucille Geier Lakes Writer-in-Residence of Smith College. She is the author of Shotgun Lullabies: Stories & Poems (Aqueduct Press) and is the award-winning editor of the groundbreaking anthology, Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and its sequel, Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (2001 and 205 World Fantasy Awards). Sheree is an alumna of the Clarion West Science Fiction Writers Workshop in Seattle (Class of ’99) and has served as an awards juror for the Speculative Fiction Foundation, the Carl Brandon Society, and the James A. Tiptree Awards. A Cave Canem Poetry Fellow and New York Foundation of the Arts Fellow, Sheree was awarded the Lee Hope Award for Diverse Voices and the Ledig House / LEF Foundation Award for Fiction.