Scott Lynch

Scott Lynch was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on April 2, 1978, the first of three brothers. He lives in New Richmond, Wisconsin. Lynch and the critically acclaimed SF/F writer Elizabeth Bear announced in November 2015 that they were engaged and moving together in Massachusetts. Prior to becoming a published fantasy author, Lynch had a variety of jobs including dishwasher, busboy, waiter, web designer, office manager, prep cook, and freelance writer. He also is a volunteer firefighter.

His first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora, was bought by Simon Spanton at Orion Books in August 2004 and published in June 2006 under the Gollancz imprint in the United Kingdom and under the Bantam imprint in the United States.

Lynch also hosts with Liz Myles, Michael Thomas, and Amal el-Mohtar a podcast, “Down and Safe,” dedicated to the cult British science fiction TV series BLAKE’S 7.

Scott Lynch maintains an official website,, as well as a Twitter and a Tumblr account.

When/Where can I meet Scott Lynch?
Scott Lynch is well-known for being generous to his fans. (Yours truly has the privilege of owning two of his books dedicated–and hand-illustrated!—by him.) Go introduce yourself (nicely) at a conference or book signing events!
Below is a list of scheduled appearances. We try to keep up but let us know if you know something we don’t!
Pandemonium Books and Games, Cambridge, MA, on October 11, 2017, at 7pm.

The Lies of Locke Lamora nominated for the 2007 World Fantasy Award “Best Novel”
– The Lies of Locke Lamora nominated for the 2007 Compton Crook Award
The Lies of Locke Lamora nominated for the 2007 William L. Crawford – IAFA Fantasy Award
The Lies of Locke Lamora nominated for the 2007 August Derleth Award “Novel”
– The Lies of Locke Lamora nominated for the 2008 Tahtifantasia Award
– Scott Lynch nominated for the 2008 John W. Campbell Award “Best New Writer”
– Scott Lynch won the 2008 Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer Award
Red Seas under Red Skies won the 2008 Prix Imaginales “Foreign Novel”
Republic of Thieves nominated for the 2014 Locus Awards “Fantasy Novel”
– “A Year and a Day in Old Theradane” finalist in the “Novelette” category of the 2015 Locus Awards

– “Living Out a Fantasy” by Alison Bone for The Bookseller on April 10, 2006
“On the Spot” by Jay Tomio for BookSpotCentral on May 26, 2006
Scott Lynch email Qs by BFK Books in June 2006
Scott Lynch on Lies of Locke Lamora by BFK Books on June 6, 2006
Interview with Scott Lynch by Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist on June 21, 2006
Interview with Scott Lynch by on June 29, 2006
Video Interview with Scott Lynch on YouTube, July 21, 2006
“Scott Lynch répond à nos questions !” by on August 7, 2006, English version
“Notre nouvelle interview avec Scott Lynch à découvrir !” by on March 14, 2007, English version
An interview with Scott Lynch by SFX Magazine on June 17, 2007
Video Interview with Scott Lynch by Orion Books on June 18, 2007
“New Q & A with Scott Lynch” by Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist on August 19, 2007
Interview with Scott Lynch by on August 28, 2007
Episode 28: Red Seas Under Red Skies by The Bantam Dell Podcast in August 2007
– “Interview with Scott Lynch” by Shades of Sentience on September 20, 2009
“The Truths of Scott Lynch” by Dragon Droppings on June 14, 2010
– Q&A with Orion in February 2011
“Interview with Scott Lynch” by Threat or Menace on September 6, 2011
Scott Lynch Interview by Fantasy Faction on September 16, 2011
–  The SF Signal Podcast # 112: “2012 Sword and Sorcery Mega Panel, Part 3” on March 12, 2012
– Sword and Laser Podcast #96 “Interview with Scott Lynch” on March 26, 2012
Reading from “The Mad Baron’s Mechanical Attic” on Youtube on April 18, 2012
– The Roundtable Podcast: “Interviews from Worldcon 2012” on October 18, 2012 (at 42:19)
“Fantasy author Scott Lynch shows he’s a gentleman, not a bastard” by The Guardian on December 11, 2012
“Scott Lynch & Matthew Stover on The Republic of Thieves and Acts of Caine” by Orbitbooks on June 19, 2013
“Writing secondary characters” by Mythic Scribes on August 31, 2013
Episode 95: Scott Lynch by Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy on October 3, 2013
“Scott Lynch: Mystic Lineage” by Locus Mag on October 9, 2013
“Interview with Scott Lynch: Lies, Larceny, and Locke Lamora” with Suvudu on October 11, 2013
“AISFP 234 – Scott Lynch, The Republic of Thieves” with Adventure and Sci-Fi Publishing on October 14, 2013
– Speculate #87, #88 and #89 by Speculate! in October 2013
“Scott Lynch goes deep in the ‘Republic of Thieves'” by Hypable on November 4, 2013
Pat Rothfuss & Scott Lynch on Youtube on November 8, 2013
“Writing Excuses 8.47: Roguishness with Scott Lynch” by Writing Excuses on November 24, 2013
“Upcoming Fantasy Novels in 2014” by Fantastical Imaginations on December 11, 2013
– A Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy’s Interview with Scott Lynch in January 2014
– Scott Lynch audio interview with Kate Evans on February 9, 2014
– The SF Signal Podcast #231: “Live from Worldcon with Scott Lynch” on February 28, 2014
Tantorious podcast in February 2014
“Scott Lynch, The Republic of Thieves” by Michael Cathcart, Books and Arts Daily on February 11, 2014
– Geek Bomb’s “Book Club” video chat on July 5, 2014
Elizabeth Bear & Scott Lynch Interview at FinnCon on July 22, 2014
“The New ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Canon: Scott Lynch” by Matt Stagg at Suvudu on August 29, 2014
– Amazing Stories’ “Interview with World Fantasy Award Nominee Author Scott Lynch” on October 3, 2014
– “Depression is a Bastard: How Scott Lynch Faced His Demons and Became a Bestseller” by Michael Senft for RelentlessReading at the Tucson Festival of Books, March 29, 2015
Rebecca Lovatt interviews Scott Lynch for the Arched Doorway, uploaded June 1, 2015
video chat with Scott Lynch and Elizabeth Bear for GollanczFest, streamed live on October 17, 2015
– Interview of Scott Lynch and Elizabeth Bear at World Fantasy Convention in Episode 263 of the Coode Street Podcast by Jonathan Strahan, released on January 10, 2016
Google Hangout with Scott Lynch and Elizabeth Bear for Gollancz Festival on September 16, 2016
Interview of Scott Lynch by editor Marcus Gipps at FantasyCon By the Sea on September 24, 2016
– Episode 77 of the Creative Writing Career Podcast with Scott Lynch on the Best Fantasy Books Ever on March 20, 2017
WorldCon 75: Interview with Author Scott Lynch by the Helsinki Times on August 18, 2017.

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