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Curriculum Vitae

Robert Charles Wilson, born in 1953, has been a full-time professional writer since 1986. He has published 16 novels, numerous short stories, and several non-fiction pieces and book reviews. He lives in Concord, Ontario, with his wife Sharry, a professional proofreader and author.  His literary agent is Shawna McCarthy (The McCarthy Agency, LLC 7 Allen Street Rumson, NJ 07760 ).




A Hidden Place, Bantam, 1986 (reissued by Tor Books, 2005)


Memory Wire, Bantam, 1987


Gypsies, Bantam, 1989


The Divide, Bantam, 1990


A Bridge of Years, Bantam, 1991


The Harvest, Bantam, 1992


Mysterium, Bantam, 1994


Darwinia, Tor Books, 1998

Bios, Tor Books, 1999

The Chronoliths, Tor Books, 2001

Blind Lake, Tor Books, 2003

Spin, Tor Books, 2005

Axis, Tor Books, 2007

Julian Comstock: A Story of the 22nd Century, Tor Books, 2009

Vortex, Tor Books, 2011

Burning Paradise, Tor Books, 2013

The Affinities, Tor Books, 2015

​​Last Year, Tor Books, 2016


Owning the Unknown: A Science Fiction Writer Explores Atheism, Agnosticism, and the Idea of God, Pitchstone Publishing, 2023

Short Story Collection


The Perseids and Other Stories, Tor Books, 2000




Julian: A Christmas Story, PS Publishing, England, 2006


As Editor


Tesseracts Ten: A Celebration of New Canadian Speculative Fiction, Edge Press, 2006 (with Edo van Belkom)


Literary Honors and Awards


Three-time winner of the Aurora Award for Canadian imaginative fiction, for the novels Darwinia and Blind Lake and the short story “The Perseids” (collected in The Perseids and Other Stories)


Winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (a juried award presented by the University of Kansas) for his novel The Chronoliths


Winner of the Philip K. Dick Award for the novel Mysterium


Winner of the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (2007) for his short story “The Cartesian Theater”


Winner of the 2006 Hugo Award for his novel Spin


Winner of numerous foreign-language awards, including the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire (France),  the Seiun Award (Japan), and the Kurd Lasswitz Prize (Germany).  Robert Charles Wilson's work has been shortlisted for many other honors including the Nebula Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic.  Several of his novels have appeared on the annual Notable Books list of the New York Times.

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