Lois McMaster Bujold: Biography

Lois McMaster Bujold

02 nov 1949

Lois McMaster Bujold is a well-known writer from Columbus, Ohio who received lot of appreciation and awards for all her works. One of her major accomplishment was winning four Hugo Awards in the Novel category which many writers would envy of.

Born on Nov 2, 1949, Lois naturally got attracted to science fiction owing to the fact that her father was an engineering professor. Although Lois attended Ohio State University, she did not complete her graduation. She read five books a week for ten years from the Ohio State University Stacks which gave her the ultimate knowledge.

Lois started to write at the age of 33. She sold her first story to Twilight Zone in 1985. Lois is well known for her work, ‘Tales from the Dark Side and Finding the Future: A Science Fiction conversation’. Her fantasy from HarperCollins includes the Award Winning Chalion Series and the sharing knife tetralogy, her science fiction from Baen Books features the best selling Vorkosigan Saga.

Novels such as ‘Barrayar’, ‘Mirror Dance’ and ‘Paladin of Souls’ got her the Locus Award. Nebula Award was given for ‘Falling Free’ and ‘The Mountains of Mourning’. The award list goes on. Lois also won the Hugo Award for ‘The Vor Game’, ‘Barrayar’, ‘Mirror Dance’, ‘Paladin of Souls’ and ‘The Mountains of Mourning’.

Many readers admired the characters that were created by Lois McMaster Bujold. She was nominated for John W Campbell Award in 1987. Lois, whose works got translated over 20 languages, now lives in Minneapolis along with her husband John and two children.