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 ] will be 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 7 October 2009, Paperback
(2010) USA, Changeless Orbit Books ISBN 0-316-07414-4, Pub date 1 April 2010, Paperback
(2010) USA, Blameless Orbit Books ISBN 0-316-07415-2, Pub date 1 September 2010, Paperback
(2011) USA, Heartless Orbit Books ISBN 0-316-12719-1, Pub date 28 June 2011, Paperback
(2012) USA, Timeless Orbit Books, ISBN 0-316-12718-3, Pub date 28 February 2012, Paperback
Parasol Protectorate (Manga) [ edit ]
Finishing School [ edit ]
Short fiction [ edit ]
"My Sister's Song"
"Marine Biology" (2010)
The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance 2
"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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