| Gail Carriger|
2009 to present
| May 4, 1976 (age 39)
Bolinas, California (1976-05-04) |
Steampunk, urban fantasy, mystery, science fiction
John W. Campbell Award for the Best New Writer
Soulless, Blameless, Changeless, Curtsies & Conspiracies, Etiquette & Espionage
Cherie Priest, Priscilla Hamby, Scott Westerfeld, Patricia Briggs, Kelley Armstrong
Gail Carriger Wikipedia
Gail Carriger is the pen name of Tofa Borregaard, an American archaeologist and author of steampunk fiction. She was born in Bolinas, an unincorporated community in Marin County, California, and attended high school at Marin Academy. She received her undergraduate degree from Oberlin College, a masters of science in archaeological materials at England's Nottingham University in 2000, and a master of arts in anthropology (with a focus on archaeology) at the University of California Santa Cruz in 2008.
Carriger's first novel, Soulless, was published in 2009 by Orbit Books and earned her a nomination for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. The book was a Compton Crook Award nominee, a Locus Award finalist for Best First Novel, and Locus placed her on their recommended reading list. Her second novel, Changeless, was published in early 2010 and earned her a place on the New York Times Bestseller List. Her third novel, Blameless, was released in September 2010 and also became a New York Times bestseller. The five-book series continued with Heartless in late June 2011 and concluded with Timeless in March 2012. Carriger was the guest of honor at FenCon, a science fiction convention in Dallas, Texas, in September 2011. Carriger lists "PG Wodehouse, Austen, Dickens, and Victorian travel journals" as influences on her writing.
Carriger's series for young adults, the four-book Finishing School series, launched with Etiquette & Espionage in February 2013 and was an instant New York Times bestseller. Book two in the Finishing School series, Curtsies & Conspiracies was released in November 2013. In July 2012, final cover art and synopsis for Etiquette & Espionage were revealed along with the announcement of the second Parasol Protectorate series titled The Custard Protocol. The first novel in the Custard Protocol series will be called Prudence to be followed by Imprudence.