2014 Keynote
October 3-5, 2014
425-771-0228

2014 Keynote Presenter

Robert J. Sawyer Announced as the 2014 WOTS Keynote! 

 

The Write on the Sound Steering Committee is pleased to announce acclaimed Science Fiction author Robert J. Sawyer as our 2014 Keynote
speaker. We are thrilled to have him as part of next year's conference - stayed tuned in for more information about Robert J. Sawyer's Keynote presentation and workshop during the conference.The 2014 Keynote presentation will take place at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 4th, 2014.Tickets will be available starting July 2014. 

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Bio 

Robert J. Sawyer — 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 — is one of only eight writers in history (and the only Canadian) to win all three of the science-fiction field's top honors for best novel of the year:

Rob is also the only writer in history to win the top SF awards in the United States, China, Japan, France, and Spain. In addition, he's won an Arthur Ellis Award from the Crime Writers of Canada as well as eleven Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards ("Auroras"). The ABC TV series FlashForward is based on his novel of the same name.

Maclean's: Canada's Weekly Newsmagazine says, "By any reckoning, Sawyer is among the most successful Canadian authors ever," and Barnes and Noble calls him "the leader of SF's next-generation pack."

Rob's novels are top-ten national mainstream bestsellers in Canada, appearing on the Globe and Mail and Maclean's bestsellers' lists, and they've hit #1 on the bestsellers' list published by Locus, the U.S. trade journal of the SF field. His twenty novels include FrameshiftFactoring HumanityCalculating GodWake , and the popular "Neanderthal Parallax" trilogy consisting of HominidsHumansHybrids.

He's often seen on TV, including such program as Rivera Live with Geraldo Rivera, Canada A.M., and Saturday Night at the Movies, and he's a frequent science commentator forDiscovery Channel Canada, CBC Newsworld, and CBC Radio.

Rob — who holds an honorary doctorate from Laurentian University — has taught writing at the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, Humber College, the National University of Ireland, and the Banff Centre. He has been Writer-in-Residence at the Richmond Hill (Ontario) Public Library, the Kitchener (Ontario) Public Library, the Toronto Public Library'sMerril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, and at the Odyssey Workshop. And he edits Robert J. Sawyer Books, the science-fiction imprint of Red Deer Press.

Rob has given talks at hundreds of venues including the Library of Congress and the National Library of Canada, and been keynote speaker at dozens of events in places as diverse as Los Angeles, Boston, Tokyo, and Barcelona. He was born in Ottawa in 1960, and now lives just west of Toronto with his wife, poet Carolyn Clink.

 

 

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Write on the Sound Conference is located in Edmonds, WA in the Frances Anderson Center.  

Frances Anderson Center
700 Main Street   
Edmonds, WA 98020

425-771-0228

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