Ted Chiang is the author of the collection Stories of Your Life and Others (Small Beer Press, 2010, Tor, 2002, Locus Award). His short fiction has won numerous awards: "Tower of Babylon" (Omni, 1990, Nebula), "Story of Your Life" (Starlight 2, 1998, Nebula and Sturgeon), "Seventy-Two Letters" (Vanishing Acts, 2000, Sidewise), "Hell is the Absence of God (Starlight 3, 2001, Hugo, Locus and Nebula), "The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate" (Subterranean Press and F&SF, 2007, Nebula and Hugo), "Exhalation" (Eclipse 2, 2008, BSFA, Locus and Hugo), and "The Lifecycle of Software Objects" (Subterranean Press, 2010, Hugo and Locus). He received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (1992) and is a graduate of the Clarion Writers Workshop (1989). He lives outside Seattle, Washington with his partner Marcia Glover.