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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.
 
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Awards
John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (2001) : The King's Peace
John W. Campbell Best Book winner (2002) : The King's Peace
World Fantasy Best Novel winner (2004) : Tooth and Claw
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2007) : Farthing
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (2007) : Farthing
Prometheus Award Best Book winner (2008) : Ha'penny
Prometheus Award Best Book nominee (2009) : Half A Crown
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book winner (2010) : Lifelode
British Fantasy Society Best Novel winner (2012) : Among Others
Hugo Best Novel winner (2012) : Among Others
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (2012) : Among Others
Nebula Awards Best Novel winner (2012) : Among Others
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2012) : Among Others
James Tiptree, Jr. Award Best Book winner (2014) : My Real Children
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2015) : My Real Children
Prometheus Award Best Book nominee (2016) : The Just City
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (2017) : Thessaly


Jo Walton recommends
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Mending the Moon (2013)
Susan Palwick
"Reminiscent of Gail Godwin and Madeleine L'Engle, this is a brave and brilliant book."
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Sunset Mantle (2015)
Alter S Reiss
"A beautifully structured story, with solid and original characters who could have come from no other time and place than this fascinating imagined history."
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Too Like the Lightning (2016)
(Terra Ignota, book 1)
Ada Palmer
"The kind of science fiction that makes me excited all over again about what makes science fiction can do."
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Cat Pictures Please and Other Stories (2017)
Naomi Kritzer
"Kritzer's sharp, bittersweet memorable stories will stay with you long after you close the book."
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Weave a Circle Round (2017)
Kari Maaren
"I'd have loved this book when I was twelve, and I love it now."

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