Ted Chiang was born in Port Jefferson, New York, and holds a degree in computer science. In 1989 he attended the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. His fiction has won four Hugo, four Nebula, and four Locus Awards, and his collection Stories of Your Life and Others has been translated into twenty-one languages. His novella “Story of Your Life” was the basis of the motion picture Arrival. He lives near Seattle, Washington.