Gail Carriger is the pen name of Tofa Borregaard, an [1 ] archaeologist and author of steampunk fiction. She was born in [2 ] Bolinas, an unincorporated community in Marin County, California, and attended high school at Marin Academy. She received her undergraduate degree from [3 ] 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. [3 ]
Carriger's first novel,
, was published in 2009 by Soulless Orbit Books and earned her a nomination for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. The book was a [4 ] Compton Crook Award nominee, a [5 ] Locus Award finalist for Best First Novel, and [3 ] placed her on their recommended reading list. Locus Her second novel, [6 ] , was published in early 2010 and earned her a place on the Changeless . New York Times Bestseller List Her third novel, [1 ] Blameless, was released in September 2010 and also became a New York Times bestseller. The five-book series continued with [7 ] 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. [8 ] [9 ]
Carriger's series for young adults, the four-book "Finishing School" series, launched with
in February 2013 and was an instant New York Times bestseller. Etiquette & Espionage Book two in the Finishing School series, [10 ] was released in November 2013. In July 2012, final cover art and synopsis for Curtsies & Conspiracies were revealed alongside with the announcement of the second Parasol Protectorate series titled Etiquette & Espionage The Parasol Protectorate Abroad. The first novel in the Parasol Protectorate Abroad series will be called Prudence to be followed by Imprudence. [11 ]
Bibliography [ edit ]
Parasol Protectorate [ edit ]
(2009) USA, Soulless Orbit Books ISBN 0-316-05663-4, Pub date October 7, 2009, Paperback
(2010) USA, Changeless Orbit Books ISBN 0-316-07414-4, Pub date April 1, 2010, Paperback
(2010) USA, Blameless Orbit Books ISBN 0-316-07415-2, Pub date September 1, 2010, Paperback
(2011) USA, Heartless Orbit Books ISBN 0-316-12719-1, Pub date June 28, 2011, Paperback
(2012) USA, Timeless Orbit Books, ISBN 0-316-12718-3, Pub date February 28, 2012, Paperback
Parasol Protectorate (Manga) [ edit ]
(2012) USA, Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1 Yen Press ISBN 0-316-18201-X, Pub date March 1, 2012, Paperback based on Soulless
(2012) USA, Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 2 Yen Press ISBN 0-316-18206-0, Pub date November 20, 2012, Paperback, based on Changeless
(2013) USA, Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 3 Yen Press Pub date November 19, 2013, Paperback, based on Blameless
Finishing School [ edit ]
The Custard Protocol [ edit ]
Short fiction [ edit ]
"My Sister's Song"
"Marine Biology" (2010)
The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance 2 "Fairy Debt" (2013)
"The Curious Case of the Werewolf that Wasn't, The Mummy that Was and the Cat in the Jar" (2013)
The Book of the Dead
"Which Is Mightier, the Pen or the Parasol?" article (2010)
Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded
References [ edit ]
^ a b Oberlin Beyond Oberlin, the Oberlin College Alumni Magazine, Spring 2010, Volume 105 no. 3
^ Henninger, Jason (May 28, 2010). "Pickles and Parasols: An interview with Gail Carriger". Tor Books . Retrieved September 21, 2010.
^ a b c "2010 Locus Awards Finalists". . April 19, 2010 Locus . Retrieved September 21, 2010.
^ 2010 Hugo Awards Final Ballot at Aussiecon 4
^ Silver, Steven H (March 25, 2010). "Compton Crook Nominees". SF Site . Retrieved September 21, 2010.
^ Locus Magazine unveils 2009 recommended reading list at io9
^ "Weekly Bestsellers: Week ending 14 September 2010". . September 14, 2010 Locus . Retrieved September 21, 2010. "Gail Carriger's Blameless (Orbit), debuts in 20th place on the NYT mass market paperback list this week."
^ Carriger, Gail (September 22, 2010). "The Very Beginnings of the Parasol Protectorate". Hail the Victorious Parasol . Retrieved September 23, 2010.
^ Interview with Gail Carriger at ReadAndFindOut
^ New York Times. February 24, 2013 http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2013-02-24/young-adult/list.html?date=2013-02-24&category=young-adult&pagewanted=print .
^ Final cover art and release info for Gail Carriger's Etiquette & Espionage
"Gail Carriger: Remember to Behave". . September 16, 2010 Locus . Retrieved September 21, 2010.
Burnham, Karen (February 11, 2010). "REVIEW: Soulless by Gail Carriger". SF Signal . Retrieved September 21, 2010.
Bedford, Rob H. (September 21, 2009). "Soulless by Gail Carriger". SFF World . Retrieved September 21, 2010.
"YALSA's Alex Awards". American Library Association . Retrieved September 21, 2010.
Panepinto, Lauren (March 8, 2010). ". "Blameless", or "How To Design A Cover in 1:55 seconds "" Orbit Books . Retrieved September 22, 2010.
"News". Nelson Literary Agency . Retrieved September 23, 2010. "JUST SOLD: Graphic novel rights to the first three books in NYT bestselling author Gail Carriger’s Alexia Tarabotti series: Soulless, Changeless, and Blameless, to Kurt Hassler at Yen Press by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency."
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