Nalo Hopkinson

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Nalo Hopkinson
Nalo Hopkinson in 2007
Nalo Hopkinson in 2007
Born (1960-12-20) 20 December 1960 (age 60)
Kingston, Jamaica
OccupationWriter, editor
EducationMaster of Arts
Alma materSeton Hill University
GenreScience fiction, fantasy
Notable worksBrown Girl in the Ring
The Salt Roads
Skin Folk
Notable awardsPrix Aurora Award,
Gaylactic Spectrum Award,
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer,
Locus Award,
Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic,
World Fantasy Award

Nalo Hopkinson (born 20 December 1960) is a Jamaican-born Canadian speculative fiction writer and editor. She lives and teaches in Riverside, California.[1] Her novels (Brown Girl in the Ring, Midnight Robber, The Salt Roads, The New Moon's Arms) and short stories such as those in her collection Skin Folk often use Caribbean history and language. Hopkinson's favorite writers include Samuel R. Delany, Tobias S. Buckell, and Charles Saunders.[1]

Awards[change | change source]

Hopkinson won the 1999 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer[2] and the Ontario Arts Council Foundation Award for Emerging Writers.

Brown Girl in the Ring was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award in 1998, and received the Locus Award for Best First Novel.

Skin Folk received the World Fantasy Award and the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic in 2003.

Writing[change | change source]

Novels[change | change source]

Collections and anthologies[change | change source]

Short fiction[change | change source]

  • "Slow Cold Chick" in anthology Northern Frights 5 (1998)
  • "A Habit of Waste" in anthology Women of Other Worlds: Excursions through Science Fiction and Feminism (1999)
  • "Precious" in anthology Silver Birch, Blood Moon (1999)
  • "The Glass Bottle Trick" in anthology Whispers From the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction (2000)
  • "Greedy Choke Puppy" and "Ganger (Ball Lightning)" in anthology Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction From the African Diaspora
  • "Midnight Robber" (excerpt from novel) reprinted in Young Bloods: Stories from Exile 1972–2001 (2001)
  • "Delicious Monster" in anthology Queer Fear II (2002)
  • "Shift" in journal Conjunctions: the New Wave Fabulists.
  • "Herbal" in The Bakkanthology
  • "Whose Upward Flight I Love" reprinted in African Voices
  • "The Smile on the Face" in anthology Girls Who Bite Back: Witches, Mutants, Slayers and Freaks (2004)

Comic Book Series[change | change source]

  • The Sandman Universe: House of Whispers (DC/Vertigo) (2018- )

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mindy Farabee, "Nalo Hopkinson's science fiction and real-life family", Los Angeles Times, 21 March 2013.
  2. "John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer", Writertopia. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  3. "Experience the extraordinary Chuma Hill cover for the forthcoming Nalo Hopkinson story collection". Tumblr. Retrieved 26 January 2015.

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