One of the most critically admired and awarded authors of current short fiction, Ted Chiang was born in Port Jefferson, New York, and holds a degree in computer science. In 1989 he attended the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. His fiction has won four Hugo, four Nebula, and four Locus Awards, and has been reprinted in Best American Short Stories. His first collection Stories of Your Life and Others has been translated into twenty-one languages, and the title story was the basis for the Oscar-nominated film Arrival starring Amy Adams. His new collection Exhalation is a New York Times bestseller. He lives near Seattle, Washington.

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