Vibrant and edgy, rich and dazzling, deeply human and humane, Nalo Hopkinson’s fiction has received the Campbell and Locus Awards, the World Fantasy Award, and the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Nalo was born in Jamaica, and 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, won the Warner Aspect First Novel contest. She currently lives in California, USA, where she is a professor of Creative Writing and a member of a faculty research cluster in science fiction. In 2018, she was awarded Eagle-Con’s Octavia E. Butler Memorial Award, given in recognition of impactful contributions to the world of science fiction, fantasy and speculative fiction, with the spirit and conviction demonstrated by multi-award winning author Octavia E. Butler. She is the author of The House of Whispers, a new graphic novel in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman universe. She is currently completing Blackheart Man, an alternate historical fantasy of the Caribbean.

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