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2017 A&E Conference Keynote Luncheon

7/1/2017 From 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM


"Three Times My Career Almost Ended and How I Learned to Love This Unpredictable Life"

Featuring Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Award-Winning Author
Ken Liu

Saturday, July 1, 2017

12:15 to 1:45 pm

Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom

Advance registration for this event is now closed. Any remaining tickets will be made available for purchase at the conference.

This is a ticketed event and seating is limited.

All luncheon attendees receive a complimentary copy of the speaker's acclaimed novel, The Grace of Kings, with a signing to follow the luncheon. 


Ken Liu is an author and translator of speculative fiction, as well as a lawyer and programmer. A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, he has been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Strange Horizons, among other places. Ken’s debut novel, The Grace of Kings, is the first volume in a silkpunk epic fantasy series, The Dandelion Dynasty. It won the Locus Best First Novel Award and was a Nebula finalist. He subsequently published the second volume in the series, The Wall of Storms as well as a collection of short stories, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories.

In addition to his original fiction, Ken is also the translator of numerous literary and genre works from Chinese to English. His translation of The Three-Body Problem, by Liu Cixin, won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2015, the first translated novel ever to receive that honor. He also translated the third volume in Liu Cixin’s series, Death’s End and edited the first English-language anthology of contemporary Chinese science fiction, Invisible Planets. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.

*to purchase a ticket to the Keynote Luncheon, you must already be a ticket holder for the 2017 Writers' League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference. Click HERE for conference registration information.

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