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Jo Walton


UK flag (b.1964)

Jo Walton writes science fiction and fantasy novels and reads a lot and eats great food. It worries her slightly that this is so exactly what she always wanted to do when she grew up. She comes from Wales, but lives in Montreal.
She won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2002, the World Fantasy Award for Tooth and Claw in 2004, the Hugo and Nebula awards for Among Othersin 2012,  and in 2014.
 

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
October 2024

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Trace Elements
 
Series
Tir Tanagiri
   1. The King's Peace (2000)
   2. The King's Name (2001)
   3. The Prize in the Game (2002)
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Small Change
   1. Farthing (2006)
   2. Ha'penny (2007)
   3. Half A Crown (2008)
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Thessaly
   1. The Just City (2015)
   2. The Philosopher Kings (2015)
   3. Necessity (2016)
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Novels
   Tooth and Claw (2003)
   Lifelode (2009)
   Among Others (2011)
   My Real Children (2014)
   Poor Relations (2018)
   Lent (2019)
   Or What You Will (2020)
   Trace Elements (2024) (with Ada Palmer)
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Collections
   The Helix and the Hard Road (poems) (2013) (with Joan Slonczewski)
   Starlings (2018)
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Non fiction show
 
Jo Walton recommends
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Spear (2022)
Nicola Griffith
"Breathtaking. Nicola Griffith knows what she's doing."
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A Memory Called Empire (2019)
(Teixcalaan, book 1)
Arkady Martine
"An elegant and accomplished example of the subgenre of subtle scheming with a background of stars. A delightful read. I couldn't put it down."
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Snow White Learns Witchcraft (2019)
Theodora Goss
"I was expecting this to be good, but it’s wonderful. Seeing these pieces together makes me realize what a vivid, authentic and important voice Goss is. These are real fairytales, magical, unsettling, touching, and brilliant. I loved every word."

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Books containing stories by Jo Walton
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Nevertheless She Persisted (2020)
Flash Fiction Project
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TFF-X (2015)
Ten Years of the Future Fire
edited by
Djibril al-Ayad, Cecile Matthey and Valeria Vitale

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Awards
2022 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature : Or What You Will
2014 Otherwise Award : My Real Children
2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel : Among Others
2012 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel : Among Others
2011 Nebula Award for Best Novel : Among Others
2010 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature : Lifelode
2008 Prometheus Award : Ha'penny
2004 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel : Tooth and Claw
2002 Astounding Award for Best New Writer : The King's Peace

Award nominations
2020 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature (nominee) : Lent
2019 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Starlings
2017 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature (nominee) : Thessaly
2017 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Necessity
2016 Prometheus Award (nominee) : The Just City
2015 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : My Real Children
2012 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Among Others
2012 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature (nominee) : Among Others
2012 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Among Others
2010 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Lifelode
2009 Prometheus Award (nominee) : Half A Crown
2009 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Half A Crown
2008 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Ha'penny
2007 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Farthing
2007 John W. Campbell Memorial Award (nominee) : Farthing
2006 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Farthing
2001 Locus Award for Best First Novel (nominee) : The King's Peace
2001 Astounding Award for Best New Writer (nominee) : The King's Peace


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