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THE DROWNED CITIES is a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize.

Posted on Feb 24, 2013 in News, The Drowned Cities | 2 comments

It’s been a good news week. I learned that THE DROWNED CITIES is a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize. I’m of course pleased. I’m particularly moved because the process of writing DC was so difficult, and the resulting book is the first one I’ve written that I’ve felt unreservedly proud of. In a lot of ways I feel like it’s my best book, and it still affects me when I read it on tours. So, yeah. It’s enormously satisfying to see it recognized on a list like this, and to feel like it’s had an impact on other readers as well. And frankly, it doesn’t hurt that...


Posted on Apr 19, 2012 in Appearances, The Drowned Cities | 3 comments

We’re getting down to the final details for The Drowned Cities tour of 2012. Between May 1 and May 13, I’m on the road. This is a list of public events that I’ll be doing in the environs of Denver, Boulder, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, and Washington DC. 2012 Tour Schedule Tuesday, May 1st @ 7:00pm Tattered Cover 9315 Dorchester Street Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 http://www.tatteredcover.com/event/presentation-booksigning-paolo-bacigalupi-drowned-cities Wednesday, May 2nd @ 6:30pm Boulder Book Store 1107 Pearl Street Boulder, CO 80302 http://www.boulderbookstore.net/ Thursday, May 3rd @ 7:00pm Anderson’s Bookshop at Two Doors East 111 W. Jefferson Avenue Naperville, IL 60540 http://andersons2.indiebound.com/events Sunday, May 6th (two!) 1:00pm @ Books of Wonder...


Posted on Mar 13, 2012 in News, The Drowned Cities, Writing | 2 comments

My new novel, THE DROWNED CITIES, will be releasing on May 1st. It took me a long time to write this one, because I took some wrong turns before I figured out the story I wanted to write, but I’m very happy with the final outcome. Here’s the cover: And here’s the teaser copy: Soldier boys emerged from the darkness. Guns gleamed dully. Bullet bandoliers and scars draped their bare chests. Ugly brands scored their faces. She knew why these soldier boys had come. She knew what they sought, and she knew, too, that if they found it, her best friend would surely die. In a dark future America...

Speaking Event in Denver!

Posted on Mar 13, 2012 in Appearances, The Drowned Cities | 3 comments

I’m still in the process of figuring out what my appearance and tour schedule will be as I start promoting THE DROWNED CITIES, but one event will actually be happening sooner. I’ve been invited to speak at Metropolitan State College of Denver, On Wednesday, April 4, 2012, from 11-12:15 in the Tivoli Turnhall. I’ll be reading from a couple of different works, and then also answering questions, and the event is free and open to the public, so if you’re free, come on down and heckle. Later in the day, from 2:30-4 pm I’ll be participating in more intimate Q&A in the Auraria Library Jackson Enhanced Learning Center (first...