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English writer (born 1972)wd:Q319196
genre: science fiction, fantasy, steampunk fiction, mysticism, non-fiction literature
country of citizenship: United Kingdom
language of expression: English
educated at: London School of Economics and Political Science, Clare College, Oakham School
occupation: writer, novelist, science fiction writer, politician, academic, literary critic, blogger
award received: Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire, Arthur C. Clarke Award, August Derleth Award, Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, Hugo Award for Best Novel, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Ignotus Award for Best Foreign Novel
influenced by: J. G. Ballard, Zane Grey, Bruno Schulz, Jack Vance, Ursula K. Le Guin, Jonathan Swift, H. P. Lovecraft, Ousmane Sembène, Michael Moorcock, Michael de Larrabeiti, Thomas M. Disch, Herman Melville, William Hope Hodgson, John Ehle, Charles Dickens, Gene Wolfe, Franz Kafka, M. John Harrison, Mervyn Peake
China Tom Miéville ( mee-AY-vəl; born 6 September 1972) is a British urban fantasy fiction author, essayist, comic book writer, socialist political activist and literary critic. He often describes his work as weird fiction and is allied to the loosely associated movement of writers called New Weird.
Miéville has won numerous awards, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award (thrice), the British Fantasy Award (twice), Locus Awards for Best Fantasy Novel (quartz) and Best Science Fiction Novel and Best Novelette and Best Young Adult Book, as well as the Hugo, Kitschies, and World Fantasy Awards.
Miéville is active in hard-left politics in the UK, and has previously been a member of the International Socialist Organization (US), and the short-lived International Socialist Network (UK). He was formerly a member of the Socialist Workers Party, and in 2013 became a founding member of Left Unity. He stood for Regent's Park and Kensington North for the Socialist Alliance in the 2001 UK General election, gaining 1.2% of votes cast. He published his PhD thesis on Marxism and international law as a book in 2005. During 2012–13 he was writer-in-residence at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2015.
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