Paolo Bacigalupi’s 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. Internationally, it has won the Seiun Award (Japan), The Ignotus Award (Spain), The Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis (Germany) and the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire (France).
His debut young adult novel, "Ship Breaker," was a Michael L. Printz Award Winner, and a National Book Award Finalist and its sequel, "The Drowned Cities," was a 2012 Kirkus Reviews Best of YA Book, A 2012 VOYA Perfect Ten Book and 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist.
He has also written "Zombie Baseball Beatdown" for middle-grade children, about zombies, baseball and, of all things, meatpacking plants. Another novel for teens, "The Doubt Factory," a contemporary thriller about public relations and the product defense industry was a both an Edgar Award and Locus Award Finalist.
The New York Times best-seller "The Water Knife," is a near-future thriller about climate change and drought in the southwestern United States.
His newest novel for young adults is "Tool of War," a cat-and-mouse thriller about the bioengineered warbeast known as Tool and his human creators who are now bent on destroying him. His latest book, "The Tangled Lands," co-authored by Tobias S. Buckell, is about a city destroyed by overuse of magic.