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THE WATER KNIFE is a finalist for the Locus Award

Posted on May 9, 2016 in Awards, News, The Water Knife |

Very pleased to hear this news. From Locus: “SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL The Water Knife, Paolo Bacigalupi (Knopf; Orbit UK) Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Seveneves, Neal Stephenson (Morrow) A Borrowed Man, Gene Wolfe (Tor)” 2016 Locus Awards...

Some thoughts after the National Book Awards

Posted on Nov 19, 2010 in Awards, Blog, Ship Breaker, The Windup Girl | 10 comments

Above: Myself and Jennifer Hunt, my fabulous editor; My agent extraordinaire, Martha Millard, myself, and Anjula, the one who believed in me before anyone; and finally, Sara Zarr, NBA judge and previous finalist, along with myself and Jen, throwing the Little, Brown salute. I had a ridiculously good time at the National Book Awards. Lots of readings and signings and fancy dinners and fabulous company. Alas, SHIP BREAKER did not win. But, you know, I’ve won a lot of awards this year, so I’m not complaining. When you’ve eaten as much cake with as much icing as I have, it’s hard to whine about not getting a third (or...

National Book Awards/NYC Signing and Reading

Posted on Nov 13, 2010 in Appearances, Awards | 5 comments

I’ll be in New York City for the National Book Awards this coming week. Unfortunately, most of the events associated with the awards are limited and/or closed events. However, I will be doing one public event on Monday night at Books of Wonder along with NBA finalists Kathryn Erskine (Mockingbird), Walter Dean Myers (Lockdown), and Rita Williams-Garcia (One Crazy Summer). Should be a cool event. Details below. Author panel and signing with NBA Young People‚Äôs Literature Finalists Monday, Nov. 15th, 6-8pm Books of Wonder 18 W. 18th Street, between 5th and 6th Ave. New York, NY...

SHIP BREAKER is a Finalist for the National Book Award

Posted on Oct 15, 2010 in Awards, News, Ship Breaker | 5 comments

This is so cool that I feel like anything I say just diminishes it. Yes, it’s an honor. Yes, I’m thrilled and overwhelmed and delighted. Three days later, I still haven’t gone back to self-loathing and doubt, which might be a record for me. I feel hugely affirmed and supported by this, particularly as I work on my current project, and I’m grateful for...

Hugo Award for The Windup Girl

Posted on Sep 5, 2010 in Awards, News, The Windup Girl, Writing | 20 comments

Just got the news this morning that THE WINDUP GIRL has won the Hugo Award for Best Novel. It tied for the win with China Mieville’s excellent The City & The City. Thanks so much to everyone who voted for it. I’m blown away and so pleased with this huge...

“Yellow Card Man” wins Asimov’s Readers Award

Posted on May 13, 2007 in Awards, News, Writing | 7 comments

Yesterday morning, I was honored to receive the Reader’s Award from Asimov’s Magazine’s clearly wonderful and discerning readers. :-). It was a breakfast event with such fine company as Connie Willis and charming daughter Cordelia, Paul Melko, Brian Bieniowski… and — much more humble before he finally received a Nebula for Burn later in the evening — James Patrick Kelly. I wish I could have taken a movie of him as he RAN to the podium to pick up his Award. Only James Bond runs faster in a tuxedo. And, as previously noted, if you haven’t had a chance to read “Yellow Card Man” before, you can read it...