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UCSB Reads 2022: The Author

Ted Chiang

About the Author

Chiang combines speculative fiction and philosophy to imagine morally complex worlds with characters and dilemmas that (in the words of Joyce Carol Oates) will “linger in the memory the way riddles may linger—teasing, tormenting, illuminating, thrilling.” He has won more than two dozen prizes, including four Hugo, four Nebula, and four Locus awards, and has been featured in The Best American Short Stories. The Oscar-nominated film, Arrival, was based on a novella by Chiang called "Story of Your Life."

The New Yorker Interview with Ted Chiang - "Ted Chiang's Soulful Science Fiction"

Interviews with the Author

Believer Magazine "'An Interview with Ted Chiang"  December 2019 (text)

NT Times "Ezra Klein Interviews Ted Chiang" January 2018 (text and podcast listing)

Arthur C.Clarke Foundation "Arthur C Clarke Awards 2020 Imagination in Service to Society Award Ted Chiang"  October 2020 (Video)

Manifold "Ted Chiang on Free Will, Time Travel, Many Worlds, Genetic Engineering, and Hard Science Fiction" December 2016 (Audio)


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