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Patrick Nielsen Hayden

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Patrick Nielsen Hayden

"One of the most literate and historically aware editors in science fiction."
—The Washington Post

An interview with Patrick


Patrick Nielsen Hayden is the manager of the SF and fantasy line at Tor Books. Authors he has edited at Tor include Poul Anderson, Emma Bull, Arthur C. Clarke, Glen Cook, Charles de Lint, Terry Goodkind, Damon Knight, Ken MacLeod, George R. R. Martin, Laura J. Mixon, Harry Turtledove, David Weber, and Jack Womack, among many others; in addition, he has been responsible for publishing many notable first novels, including those of Maureen F. McHugh, Susan Palwick, Jonathan Lethem, Cory Doctorow, Jo Walton, and John Scalzi. In short fiction, he has edited several original and reprint anthologies--his Starlight series won the World Fantasy Award for its first volume--and, with Liz Gorinsky, he is currently acquiring original fiction for the Macmillan site Tor.com. In 2003, he and his wife Teresa Nielsen Hayden were awarded the Edward E. Smith Memorial Award (the "Skylark") for service to the field. He has also won two Hugo Awards for Best Editor, Long Form.

Patrick's Home Page

Patrick's Blog Making Light


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