Author of the Month: Paolo Bacigalupi

Paolo Bacigalupi

His name may not ring a bell among us locals but his works are acclaimed internationally by many award giving bodies all over the world. It’s high time that we introduce him to the reading populace as an author of good reads.And he might just be the right author to feature this month, when teens takes center stage for the the celebration of reading this Teen Read Week.

His debut novel THE WINDUP GIRL was named by TIME Magazine as one of the ten best novels of 2009, and won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards.

His short story collection PUMP SIX AND OTHER STORIES was a 2008 LOCUS Award winner for Best Collection and also named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly.

His novel SHIP BREAKER won the 2011 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature and landed first in the Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults in 2011.

Paolo Bacigalupi’s writing has appeared in High Country NewsSalon.comThe Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. His short fiction been anthologized in various “Year’s Best” collections of short science fiction and fantasy, nominated for two Nebula Awards and four Hugo Awards, and won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best sf short story of the year.

Bacigalupi was born August 6, 1972, is an American science fiction and fantasy writer.He currently lives in Western Colorado with his wife and son, where he is working on a new novel.


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