In episode 224 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat live at Capricon 35 with Mary Robinette Kowal.

About Mary:

ValourandVanityHugo-award winning author, Mary Robinette Kowal is a novelist and professional puppeteer. Her debut novel Shades of Milk and Honey (Tor 2010) was nominated for the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Novel. In 2008 she won the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, while three of her short fiction works have been nominated for the Hugo Award: “Evil Robot Monkey” in 2009 and “For Want of a Nail” in 2011, which won the Hugo for short story that year. Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov’s, and several Year’s Best anthologies, as well as in her collection Scenting the Dark and Other Stories from Subterranean Press.Kowal is also an award-winning puppeteer. With over twenty years of experience, she has performed for LazyTown (CBS), the Center for Puppetry Arts, Jim Henson Pictures and founded Other Hand Productions. Her designs have garnered two UNIMA-USA Citations of Excellence, the highest award an American puppeteer can achieve.

When she isn’t writing or puppeteering, Kowal brings her speech and theater background to her work as a voice actor. As the voice behind several audio books and short stories, she has recorded fiction for authors such as Kage Baker, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi.

Mary lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters. Sometimes she even writes on them.

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© 2015 Patrick Hester and John Anealio

This podcast contains original music by John Anealio

John and Patrick were the Media Guests of Honor at Capricon 35 – for details, please visit their website.

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2 Responses to Episode 224 – Live from Capricon 35 with Mary Robinette Kowal

  1. Paul Weimer (@PrinceJvstin) says:

    A really good episode. Liked the writing discussion a lot.

  2. James Thomas says:

    Really enjoyed the episode. Very good discussion on teaching, learning and techniques. Thanks

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