TIME Magazine selects SHIP BREAKER for Top 100 List

September 9, 2021

TIME Magazine has named SHIP BREAKER as one of the Top 100 Young Adult Novels of all time. I loved writing this book and I’m honored that the panel of judges considered it worthy of recognition.  

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THE WATER KNIFE is a finalist for the Locus Award

May 9, 2016

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)”

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THE DOUBT FACTORY is an Edgar Award Finalist

January 21, 2015

I’m very pleased and honored to learn that THE DOUBT FACTORY is an Edgar Award Finalist. More information at the Edgar Awards website. It’s a very good day.

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SHIP BREAKER just won the Printz Award

January 10, 2011

aka the The Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature This is so unbelievably cool.

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Some thoughts after the National Book Awards

November 19, 2010

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 […]

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National Book Awards/NYC Signing and Reading

November 13, 2010

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 […]

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