Biographical / Historical
Jack Womack (born 1956) is a writer of fiction and speculative fiction. He is the author of Ambient (1987), Terraplane (1988), Heathern (1990), Elvissey (1993), Random Acts of Senseless Violence (1994), Let’s Put the Future Behind Us (1996), and Going, Going, Gone (2001). Womack is published in the US by Grove Press, and in the UK by Gollancz. His books have been translated into German, French, Spanish, Italian, Hebrew, Japanese, Czech, Polish, Greek, and Norwegian.
Womack’s short stories have appeared in anthologies edited by Ellen Datlow, Ellen Kusher and Delia Sherman, and others. His short fiction, reviews, and essays have appeared in Omni, Spin, Fantasy and Science Fiction, the Washington Post Book World, Artbyte, and Suddeutsche Zeitung. He wrote the afterword, “Some Dark Holler” for the current Penguin edition of William Gibson’s "Neuromancer", and the introduction for the e-Book editions of the works of Charles Fort, reprinted by Baen Books. With the musician Elliott Sharp, he wrote the book for a musical piece, "Binibon", which in 2009 played at The Kitchen, in New York. Womack has also written short pieces for and appeared on BBC1, BBC2, and Radio Bavaria.
Jack Womack won the Philip K. Dick Award in 1994, and has taught writing at the Clarion West workshop in Seattle.