Jo Walton is the author of The King's
Peace (2000), The King's Name
(2001), The Prize in the Game
(2002), Tooth and Claw (2003),
Muses and Lurkers (collection, 2001)
and Farthing. She won the John W.
Campbell Award for Best New Writer in
2002, and the World Fantasy Award for
Tooth and Claw in 2004. Her style is
to take a familiar element and pair it
with the unfamiliar in order to put a
new and interesting spin on things. For
example, in Tooth and Claw she
mixed elements of Anthony Trollope's
Victorian society with dragons to create
a story that Booklist described as "a
little masterpiece of originality".
She describes her latest book, Farthing as "a cosy mystery with fascists". When asked whether Farthing has political relevance she ...