China Miéville latest novel, Embassytown , features war and alien contact and won the 2012 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. A previous winner of the Hugo Award and Arthur C. Clarke Award, Miéville lives in London. On October 25th, he is giving The Walrus magazine’s Keynote Address alongside Miriam Toews at this year’s IFOA . The following day he appears as part of an IFOA reading/interview with Cory Doctorow. First, second or third person? All of the above. Nabokov had lepidopterology, Hemingway had the hunt. Do you have an extra-lingual obsession? Cephalopods and/or garbage.