Nalo Hopkinson

  • Born: (Jamaica)

Nalo Hopkinson is a Jamaican-born Canadian speculative fiction writer and editor. She lived in Jamaica, Guyana, the US and Trinidad before moving to Canada as a teenager. She has published six novels and numerous short stories. Her first novel, Brown Girl in the Ring (1998), won the Warner Aspect First Novel contest. She has also received the Campbell and Locus awards, a World Fantasy award, and two Sunburst awards for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. She is currently a Professor of Creative Writing and part of a faculty research cluster in science fiction at the University of California Riverside. In 2018 she was awarded Eagle-Con’s Octavia E. Butler Memorial Award, in recognition of impactful contributions to the world of science fiction, fantasy and speculative fiction. She is the author of House of Whispers, a new graphic novel in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman Universe.

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