Robert J. Sawyer has been called “the dean of Canadian science fiction” by The Ottawa Citizen and “just about the best science-fiction writer out there these days” by The Denver Rocky Mountain News. He is one of only eight writers (and the only Canadian) to ever win all three science-fiction prizes: the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. He has also won top science fiction awards in the United States, China, Japan, France, and Spain. He has won the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award and eleven Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards (“Auroras”). The ABC TV series FlashForward is based on his novel of the same name. His twenty novels include Frameshift, Factoring Humanity, Calculating God, Wake, and the popular “Neanderthal Parallax” trilogy consisting of Hominids, Humans, and Hybrids. He’s often seen on TV, including on such programs as Rivera Live with Geraldo Rivera (Canada A.M.), and Saturday Night at the Movies. He is a frequent science commentator for Discovery Channel Canada, CBC Newsworld, and CBC Radio.
Robert holds an honorary doctorate from Laurentian University and has taught writing at the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, Humber College, the National University of Ireland and the Banff Centre. He is an editor with Robert J. Sawyer Books, the science-fiction imprint of Red Deer Press. Sawyer has given hundreds of talks across the world, including at the Library of Congress and the National Library of Canada. He was born in Ottawa in 1960 and now lives just west of Toronto.