Ted Chiang is an American SF writer. His Chinese name is Chiang Feng-nan.
He was born in Port Jefferson, New York, and graduated from Brown University with a degree in computer science. He currently works as a technical writer in the software industry. He is a graduate of the Clarion Writers Workshop.
Chiang has won several genre awards for his stories: a Nebula Award for “Tower of Babylon” (1990), the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (1992), a Nebula and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for “Story of Your Life” (1998), A Sidewise Award for “Seventy-Two Letters” (2000), a Nebula, Locus Award, and Hugo Award for “Hell Is the Absence of God” (2002), a Nebula and Hugo for “The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate (2007), and a British Science Fiction Association Award, a Locus, and a Hugo for Best Short Story for “Exhalation” (2009). His 2010 story “The Lifecycle of Software Objects” won the Hugo and Locus for best novella.
Chiang's first eight stories were collected in Stories of Your Life and Others (2002).
Other Awards, Honors and GoHships: