Paolo Bacigalupi‘s writing has appeared in High Country News, Salon.com, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. His short fiction been anthologized in various â€œYear’s Bestâ€ 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.
His debut novel The Windup Girl was named by TIME Magazine as one of the ten best novels of 2009, and also won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook, and John W. Campbell Memorial 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 debut young adult novel, Ship Breaker, about a teenage boy who strips metal from old oil tankers for scrap on a beach on the Gulf of Mexico, won the 2011 Michael L. Printz Award and was a National Book Award Finalist. He currently lives in Western Colorado with his wife and son, where he is working on a new novel.
The past six months have been full of good news for you: Ship Breaker has won the Printz and was a finalist for the National Book Award and your book The Alchemist has been nominated for a Nebula. How do all these successes feel? Does it ever go to your head? Continue reading Author Interview: Paolo Bacigalupi