Author Event & Book Signing with Paolo Bacigalupi "Navola"

Tuesday, August 20, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Paolo Bacigalupi is an internationally bestselling author of speculative fiction. He has won the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, John W. Campbell and Locus Awards, as well as being a finalist for the National Book Award and a winner of the Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. Paolo’s work often focuses on questions of sustainability and the environment, most notably the impacts of climate change. He has written novels for adults, young adults, and children, and his new book NAVOLA releases July 9, 2024. He can be found online at


Paolo Bacigalupi’s writing has appeared in WIRED MagazineHigh Country NewsSalon.comOnEarth MagazineThe Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. His short fiction has been anthologized in various “Year’s Best” collections of short science fiction and fantasy, nominated for three Nebula Awards, four Hugo Awards, and won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best science fiction short story of the year. His short story collection PUMP SIX AND OTHER STORIES was a 2008 Locus Award winner for Best Collection and also named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly

His debut novel THE WINDUP GIRL was named by TIME Magazine as one of the ten best novels of 2009, and also won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook, and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards. Internationally, it has won the Seiun Award (Japan), The Ignotus Award (Spain), The Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis (Germany), and the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire (France).

His debut young adult novel, SHIP BREAKER, was a Michael L. Printz Award Winner, and a National Book Award Finalist, and its sequel, THE DROWNED CITIES, was a 2012 Kirkus Reviews Best of YA Book, A 2012 VOYA Perfect Ten Book, and 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist.

He has also written ZOMBIE BASEBALL BEATDOWN for middle-grade children, about zombies, baseball, and, of all things, meatpacking plants. Another novel for teens, THE DOUBT FACTORY --a contemporary thriller about public relations and the product defense industry--was a both an Edgar Award and Locus Award Finalist.

His novel THE WATER KNIFE is for adults and is a The New York Times Bestseller, a near-future thriller about climate change and drought in the southwestern United States.

His newest book releases July 9, 2024. "With echoes of Renaissance Italy, The Godfather, and Game of ThronesNAVOLA is a stunning feat of world-building and a mesmerizing depiction of drive and will."

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Durango, CO 81301
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Navola: A novel By Paolo Bacigalupi Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593535059
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Published: Knopf - July 9th, 2024

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The Water Knife By Paolo Bacigalupi Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804171533
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Published: Vintage - April 5th, 2016

The Windup Girl By Paolo Bacigalupi Cover Image
ISBN: 9781597808217
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Published: Night Shade - May 5th, 2015

The Tangled Lands By Paolo Bacigalupi, Tobias S. Buckell Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481497305
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - November 20th, 2018