Like many writers, Jo Walton spends a lot of time alone in a room concentrating on things inside her own head. She never knows what to say in biographies that isn’t a list of books published and awards won, because it’s harder to hold up cakes baked and conversations held as accomplishments. She has published nine fantasy and science fiction novels and two poetry collections. She won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2002 and the World Fantasy Award for Tooth and Claw in 2004. Farthing, the first volume of her Small Change alternate history trilogy, was nominated for a Nebula, and the second volume, Ha’Penny, won the Prometheus Award. Lifelode won the Mythopoeic Award in 2010. Her most recent novel, Among Others, a fantasy novel about a character who uses SF to make sense of the world, won the Nebula Award and has been nominated for a Hugo. She comes from Wales but lives in Montreal, where it’s possible to have a lot more fun.