Jo Walton is a British fantasy and science fiction writer who makes her home in Canada. Born in 1964, her first published novel was The King’s Peace (2000), followed by The King’s Name (2001). In 2002 she won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and subsequently published two more fantasy novels, The Prize in the Game (2002) and the World Fantasy Award-winning novel Tooth and Claw (2003).
In 2006 she published Farthing, a novel set in an alternate historical continuum in which Britain struck an early truce with Hitler. In 2007 she published a sequel, Ha’penny, and another in 2008, Half a Crown. She refers to this sequence as the Small Change trilogy, and her Tor.com story “Escape to Other Worlds with Science Fiction” is set in the America of that world.
She lives with her son and husband in Montreal, Quebec.