Sun. Jun 16th, 2024
Author Ted Chiang awarded prestigious PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in science fiction short story writing

Science fiction author Ted Chiang recently received the prestigious PEN/Malamud Award for his lifetime achievement in short stories. This marks only the second time a science fiction writer has been honored with this award since its inception in 1988. Chiang’s work is known for its creativity and construction, inviting readers to explore unique worlds beyond their own.

The award committee chair, Jung Yun, praised Chiang’s stories, stating that they are remarkable for their ability to focus on a single idea or moment. Chiang expressed his surprise and delight at receiving the award, highlighting his appreciation for the short story form. He also acknowledged the growing acceptance of science fiction in the wider literary world, noting that he feels privileged to be a part of this trend.

Chiang has previously been recognized with Nebula, Hugo, and other science fiction awards for his collections such as “Exhalation” and “Stories of Your Life and Others.” The PEN/Malamud Award, named after the late fiction writer Bernard Malamud and his wife, Ann, has previously been awarded to renowned authors such as Alice Munro, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Edwidge Danticat. This recognition further solidifies Chiang’s status as a leading voice in the science fiction genre.

By Aiden Nguyen

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