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Mary Robinette Kowal was the 2008 recipient of the Campbell Award for Best New Writer and her short story "For Want of a Nail" won the 2011 Hugo. Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov’s, and several Year's Best anthologies. She is the author of Shades of Milk and Honey and Glamour in Glass (Tor 2012).

Mary, a professional puppeteer and voice actor, has performed for LazyTown (CBS), the Center for Puppetry Arts, Jim Henson Pictures and founded Other Hand Productions. Her designs have garnered two UNIMA-USA Citations of Excellence, the highest award an American puppeteer can achieve. She also records fiction for authors such as Kage Baker, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi.

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I had a wonderful series of emails with my Japanese translator, Fumiyo Harashima, who wanted to make certain that she got all the period details right in the text. I love this sort of thing. We actually wound up doing a small alteration in the text to make it play better for a Japanese audience. Seriously, only one line, because we couldn’t rely on an understanding of all things British.


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37365 Q&A with Mary Robinette Kowal — 12 members — last activity Sep 06, 2010 08:02PM
From August 25, 2010 to September 24, 2010 the author of Shades of Milk and Honey will be on hand to answer questions as well as ask a few of her own.
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