Courtesy of Tor Books
Hugo-award winning author, Mary Robinette Kowal is a novelist and professional puppeteer. Her debut novel “Shades of Milk and Honey” was nominated for the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Novel. In 2008 she won the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, while two of her short fiction works have been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story: “Evil Robot Monkey” in 2009 and “For Want of a Nail” in 2011, which won the Hugo that year. Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov’s, and several year’s best anthologies, as well as in her collection “Scenting the Dark and Other Stories.” Her latest book is "The Fated Sky," book two in the Lady Astronaut series.
When she isn’t writing or puppeteering, Kowal brings her speech and theater background to her work as a voice actor. As the voice behind several audio books and short stories, she has recorded fiction for authors such as Kage Baker, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi. She likes to describe voice acting as “puppetry, without the pain.”
Mary Robinette lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters. Sometimes she even writes on them.