Ship Breaker

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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SHIP BREAKER by Paolo Bacigalupi (book trailer)

September 29, 2011
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SHIP BREAKER gets a new cover

September 22, 2011

The paperback release of SHIP BREAKER seems to be making its way into the wild, a little ahead of its official Oct. 3 release day. Here’s the new cover, with all its shiny medals, and a more adventure-oriented design. I quite like it.

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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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SHIP BREAKER is a Finalist for the National Book Award

October 15, 2010

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 […]

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