|December 12, 1976 46) (age
Dudley, North Carolina, U.S.
|T. A. Pratt, T. Aaron Payton
|Author, editor at Locus Magazine
|Science fiction, fantasy
Tim Pratt (born December 12, 1976) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer and poet. He won a Hugo Award in 2007 for his short story "Impossible Dreams".He has written over 20 books, including the Marla Mason series and several Pathfinder Tales novels. His writing has earned him nominations for Nebula, Mythopoeic, World Fantasy, and Bram Stoker awards and has been published in numerous markets, including Asimov's Science Fiction , Realms of Fantasy , Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, and Strange Horizons .
Pratt grew up in the vicinity of Dudley, North Carolina, and attended Appalachian State University, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in English. In 1999 he attended the Clarion East Writing Workshop.He moved to Santa Cruz, California in 2000, and now resides in Berkeley with his wife, Heather Shaw, and son, River. He currently works as a senior editor at Locus Magazine.
He has also contributed to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Collection archived at the Northern Illinois University Libraries.
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