Lister Matheson (1948-2012)

Former Clarion director Lister Matheson, 63, died January 19, 2012 of complications from a form of aplastic anemia.

Born May 19, 1948 in Glasgow, Scotland, Matheson spent nearly a decade as director of the Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Workshop when it was held at Michigan State University in East Lansing MI. He retired as director August 1, 2005.¬†Matheson was also Professor of English and Medieval Studies at Michigan State University, and the author of several works of non-fiction.

A public memorial service will be held on (Saturday) April 7, at 2 pm, in the MSU Alumni Chapel.

See the March issue of Locus for a complete obituary.