Ken Liu

Ken Liu

Ken Liu ( is an author and translator of speculative fiction, as well as a lawyer and programmer. A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards, he has been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Strange Horizons, among other places. He also translated the Hugo-winning novel, The Three-Body Problem, by Liu Cixin, which is the first translated novel to win that award.

Ken’s debut novel, The Grace of Kings, the first in a silkpunk epic fantasy series, was published by Saga Press in April 2015. Saga also published a collection of his short stories, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, in March 2016. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts. 


Awards and Memberships

Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy Winner

Locus, Sturgeon, Crawford finalist

World SFF Translation Award

Related Experience

Attorney, computer programmer, translator, and author.

Given talks at Clark University, Duke, and University of Maryland.

Given lectures to the public in Singapore, Beijing, Washington D.C., and many other cities.

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