Jo Walton is a science fiction and fantasy writer and blogger. She comes from Wales but lives in Montreal where the food and books are more varied. Her most recent novel, Among Others (Tor, 2011), just won the Nebula, is a current Hugo finalist, and was a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice winner and Mythopeic, Locus, and Indie Lit finalist.

She is also the author of the Sulien Books for Tor: Compton Crook finalist The King's Peace (2000), The King's Name (2001; she won the Campbell new writer for that year after having been a finalist in 2000) and The Prize in the Game (2002); World Fantasy winner Tooth and Claw (Tor/Orb, 2003); The Small Change Series for Tor, which consists of RT Reviewer's Choice winner and Nebula, Campbell Memorial, Locus, Sidewise, and Quill finalist Farthing (2006), Prometheus winner and Gaylactic Spectrum, Lambda Literary, Sidewise, and RT Reviewer's Choice finalist Ha'Penny (2007), and RT Reviewer's Choice winner and Prometheus, Sidewise, and Sunburst finalist Half a Crown (2008); and Mythopoeic winner and Tiptree finalist Lifelode (NESFA, 2009).

"On the Wall" is in Year's Best Fantasy 2 (Hartwell and Cramer, eds.), "Escape to Other Worlds With Science Fiction" in the 27th The Year's Best Science Fiction (Dozois, ed.), and "Three Twilight Tales" in the 2010 The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy (Horton, ed.). Other short fiction is in Glorifying Terrorism (Mendlesohn, ed.), The Best of Jim Baen's Universe (Flint, ed.), Eclipse Four (Strahan, ed.), Lone Star, Strange Horizons, Subterranean, Absolute Magnitude, and Odyssey. She had published two poetry collections, Muses and Lurkers (Rune, 2001) and Sibyls and Spaceships (NESFA, 2009).

Her next book will be What Makes This Book So Great, a collection of book discussion pieces originally published on Tor.com, where she continues to blog regularly.