Ted Chiang is an American SF writer. His Chinese name is Chiang Feng-nan.
He was born in Port Jefferson, New York, and graduated from Brown University with a degree in computer science. He currently works as a technical writer in the software industry. He is a graduate of the Clarion Writers Workshop.
Chiang has won several genre awards for his stories: a Nebula Award for "Tower of Babylon" (1990), the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (1992), a Nebula and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for "Story of Your Life" (1998), A Sidewise Award for "Seventy-Two Letters" (2000), a Nebula, Locus Award, and Hugo Award for "Hell Is the Absence of God" (2002), a Nebula and Hugo for "The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate (2007), and a British Science Fiction Association Award, a Locus, and a Hugo for Best Short Story for "Exhalation" (2009). His 2010 story "The Lifecycle of Software Objects" won the Hugo and Locus for Best Novella.
Chiang's first eight stories were collected in Stories of Your Life and Others (2002). "Story of Your Life" was made into the movie Arrival, which was nominated for several Oscars and won a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1991 -- Nebula Award for Best Novelette
- 1992 -- Campbell Award for Best New Writer
- 1999 -- Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award
- 2000 -- Nebula Award for Best Novella, Sidewise Award
- 2002 -- Hugo Award for Best Novelette, Seiun Award for Translated Short Story
- 2003 -- Nebula Award for Best Novelette
- 2004 -- Seiun Award for Translated Short Story
- 2008 -- Hugo Award for Best Novelette, Nebula Award for Best Novelette, British Science Fiction Award for Short Fiction
- 2009 -- Hugo Award for Short Story, Seiun Award for Translated Short Story
- 2010 -- Boréal 2010, Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire for Translated Novella
- 2011 -- Hugo Award for Best Novella
- 2012 -- Minicon 47, Foolscap 13, Seiun Award for Translated Short Story
- 2013 -- Kurd Laßwitz Preis for Translated Work
- 2014 -- ArmadilloCon 36
- 2015 -- Back to the ConFusion (Special Guest), ICon 2015, Pyrkon 2015
- 2016 -- FOGcon 6
- 2017 -- Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
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