Geoff Ryman Bio

Mon 20 Jul 2009 - Filed under: Authors

Geoff Ryman is a Canadian living in the United Kingdom. His first book based on events in Cambodia was published in 1985, the award-winning The Unconquered Country. The King’s Last Songwas inspired by a visit to an Australian archaeological dig at Angkor Wat in 2000. He has been a regular visitor since, teaching writing workshops in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap twice, and publishing three further novellas set in Cambodia. In Britain he produced documentaries for Resonance FM, London, on Cambodian Arts. He has published nine other books and won fourteen awards. He teaches creative writing at the University of Manchester.

Geoff Ryman’s books:

The Warrior who Carried Life, 1986

The Unconquered Country, 1986 (British Science Fiction & World Fantasy Awards)

The Child Garden, 1989 (Arthur C Clarke Award, John W Campbell Memorial Award)

Was, 1991 (Eastercon; Gaylaxicon Lifetime Achievement; short listed for the Impact award)

Unconquered Countries, 1994

253: a novel for the Internet in seven cars and a crash, Internet 1996, 253: the Print Remix, 1998 (Philip K Dick Memorial Award)

Lust: or No Harm Done, 2001

AZ, 2002

VAO, 2002

Air: or Have Not Have, 2005 (Arthur C Clarke; British Science Fiction Association; Sunburst; James Tiptree Jr Memorial Awards)

Tesseracts 9: New Canadian Speculative Fiction, Edited with Nalo Hopkinson, 2005 (The Prix Aurore)