Robert Jackson Bennett

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Robert Jackson Bennett
Bennett at the 2017 Texas Book Festival
Bennett at the 2017 Texas Book Festival
Born1984 (age 39–40)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Occupationauthor
EducationUniversity of Texas at Austin
Genre
Notable works
Website
robertjacksonbennett.com

Robert Jackson Bennett (born 1984) is an American writer of speculative fiction.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Robert Jackson Bennett was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[2] He graduated from the University of Texas with special honors in English in 2005,[3] and settled down in Austin, Texas.[4]

Career[edit]

Bennett's debut as an author was the novel Mr. Shivers (2010). He went on to write The Company Man (2011), The Troupe (2012), and American Elsewhere (2013).[5]

Bennett's fifth novel, City of Stairs (2014), was the first of a fantasy trilogy, The Divine Cities, followed by City of Blades (2016) and City of Miracles (2017). The Divine Cities was nominated for Best Series by the Hugo Awards in 2018, but lost to World of the Five Gods by Lois McMaster Bujold.[6]

In August 2018, Bennett published Foundryside, the first installment of his new series, The Founders Trilogy.[7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards for Robert Jackson Bennett
Work Year Award Category Result Ref.
Mr. Shivers 2010 Shirley Jackson Award Best Novel Won [8][9]
2011 British Fantasy Award The Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer Won [10]
The Company Man 2012 Philip K. Dick Award Special Citation Won [11][12]
Edgar Award Best Paperback Original Won [13]
American Elsewhere 2013 Shirley Jackson Award Best Novel Won [14][15]
City of Stairs 2015 Locus Award Best Fantasy Novel Nominated [16]
World Fantasy Award Best Novel Nominated [17]
British Fantasy Award Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award) Nominated [18][19]
City of Blades 2017 Locus Award Best Fantasy Novel Nominated [20]
City of Miracles 2018 Locus Award Best Fantasy Novel Nominated [21]
The Divine Cities Hugo Award Best Series Nominated [22][23]
Foundryside 2019 Locus Award Best Fantasy Novel Nominated [24]
British Fantasy Award Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award) Nominated [25][26]
Dragon Award Best Fantasy Novel Nominated [27]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

The Divine Cities trilogy[edit]

  1. City of Stairs (2014; Broadway Books)
  2. City of Blades (2016)
  3. City of Miracles (2017)

The Founders trilogy[edit]

  1. Foundryside (2018)
  2. Shorefall (2020)
  3. Locklands (2022)[28]

Shadow of the Leviathan[edit]

  1. The Tainted Cup (2024)

Short fiction[edit]

  • "A Drink for Teddy Ford", first published in Broken Time Blues: Fantastic Tales in the Roaring '20s, Absolute Xpress, 2011
  • "To Be Read Upon Your Waking", first published in Subterranean Magazine, Summer 2012
  • "Hollow Choices", with David Liss, first published in Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy, Harper Voyager, 2014
  • Vigilance, Tor.com, 2019
  • In the Shadows of Men, Subterranean Press, 2020

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Robert Jackson Bennett Says 'The Troupe' is About How You Perceive Yourself and the World". SF Signal. 2012-02-13. Retrieved 2013-09-19.
  2. ^ Phantastik-couch (German)
  3. ^ University of Texas at Austin: Degrees and Dates of Attendance
  4. ^ "America, With Tentacles: Speculative fiction writer Robert Jackson Bennett travels back to the future". Austin Chronicle. 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  5. ^ "Marion chats with Robert Jackson Bennett | Fantasy Literature: Fantasy and Science Fiction Book and Audiobook Reviews". Fantasy Literature. Retrieved 2013-09-19.
  6. ^ "2018 Hugo Award Winners". 2018-08-19. Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  7. ^ "Robert Jackson Bennett - Foundryside". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  8. ^ "2010 Shirley Jackson Awards Winners". www.shirleyjacksonawards.org/. Retrieved 2022-06-22.
  9. ^ Locus (2011-07-18). "2010 Shirley Jackson Award Winners". Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  10. ^ "Winners | The British Fantasy Society". www.britishfantasysociety.org. Retrieved 2022-06-22.
  11. ^ "2012 Philip K. Dick Award Winner Announced". The Official Philip K. Dick Awards Home Page. 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  12. ^ Locus (2012-04-07). "2012 Philip K. Dick Award Announced". Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  13. ^ Locus (2012-04-27). "2012 Edgar Winners". Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  14. ^ "2013 Shirley Jackson Awards Winners". www.shirleyjacksonawards.org/. Retrieved 2022-06-22.
  15. ^ Locus (2014-07-13). "2013 Shirley Jackson Awards Winners". Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  16. ^ Locus. (2015-06-27). "2015 Locus Awards Winners". Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  17. ^ Locus. (2015-11-08). "World Fantasy Awards Winners 2015". Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  18. ^ The British Fantasy Society (2015-07-21). "British Fantasy Awards 2015: the nominees". Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  19. ^ Locus. (2015-07-21). "2015 British Fantasy Awards Nominees". Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  20. ^ Locus. (2017-06-24). "2017 Locus Awards Winners". Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  21. ^ Locus. (2018-06-23). "2018 Locus Awards Winners". Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  22. ^ World Science Fiction Society (15 March 2018). "2018 Hugo Awards". Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  23. ^ Tor.com (2018-08-20). "Announcing the 2018 Hugo Award Winners". Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  24. ^ Locus. (2019-05-07). "2019 Locus Awards Finalists". Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  25. ^ The British Fantasy Society (2019-07-23). "British Fantasy Awards 2019". Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  26. ^ Locus. (2019-07-23). "2019 British Fantasy Awards Shortlist". Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  27. ^ Locus. (2019-09-03). "2019 Dragon Awards Winners". Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  28. ^ "Robert Jackson Bennett - Locklands - Hardcover".

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