Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker short listed for National Book Award

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Congratulations to Paolo Bacigalupi for making the short list for the National Book Award in the Young People's Literature category for his new novel Ship Breaker (Little, Brown & Co., 2010). This is Bacigalupi's second published novel, after his Hugo- and Nebula-award winning debut novel, The Windup Girl (2009).

I enjoyed listening to the interview with Paolo Bacigalupi at Adventures in SciFi Publishing podcast episode 98. The interview is about 10 minutes into the podcast.

I learned about the Bacigalupi interview by listening to Galactic Suburbia podcast episode 18. In addition to the usual news, this episode featured an fascinating discussion of the horror genre from a feminist perspective. Topics included misogynist content in horror, what crosses the line of acceptability in horror fiction, and who are some of the hosts' favorite horror writers.

Edited to add: Over at Techland there is a transcript of an interesting interview with Bacigalupi conducted by Lev Grossman (who named The Windup Girl as one of Time Magazine's top 10 fiction books of 2009). Be prepared to click through three times to read the full interview due to irritating web design.