Gary Kent Wolfe is a SF editor and critic. He is Professor of Humanities in the Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies at Roosevelt University.
Wolfe was born in Sedalia, Missouri. He moved to Carrollton, Missouri, at age 12, and to Springfield, at 14, where he finished high school. He began attending Southwest Missouri State College (now University), transferred to the University of Kansas, where he earned a B.A. in English in 1968, and worked for his honors thesis under Professor James Gunn. From there, he transferred to the University of Chicago, where he earned a Ph.D. in English (1971)
He was married to Ellen Weil, a teacher, in 1996. They were married until her death in 2000. Before her death they collaborated on a book about author Harlan Ellison, and often attended the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, in Florida.
- 2006 Best Related Book Hugo
- 2011 Best Related Work Hugo
- 2012 Best Fancast Hugo
- 2013 Best Fancast Hugo
Awards and Honors:
- 1979 — Eaton Award
- 1987 — Pilgrim Award for Lifetime Achievement
- 2005 — British SF Association Award for nonfiction
- Distinguished Scholarship Award from the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts.
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