Jay Lake lives in Portland, Oregon, where he works on numerous writing and editing projects. His 2008 novels are Escapement from Tor Books and Madness of Flowers from Night Shade Books, while his short fiction appears regularly in literary and genre markets worldwide. Jay is a winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and a multiple nominee for the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards.

Jay Lake is an American science fiction writer, born June 6, 1964. The son of an American diplomat, he was raised in a variety of countries overseas, leaving him with an abiding interest in exotic settings and cultural complexity.

One of the most prolific new writers of the decade, Lake won 2004’s John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His novels include Mainspring (2007), Escapement (2008), and, forthcoming in 2009, Green. The world of Green is also the setting for his Tor.com story “A Water Matter.”

Jay Lake died on June 1, 2014 after a long illness.

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