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Photo Credit: Ryan Durgasingh

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Nalo Hopkinson is a Caribbean-born science fiction and fantasy writer and editor who resides in the United States. Her works include: Falling in Love with Hominids (2015), The Chaos (2012), The New Moon’s Arms (2007), The Salt Roads (2004),  Skin Folk (2001), Midnight Robber (2000), Brown Girl in the Ring (1998), and two edited collections and a number of short fiction pieces. Hopkinson was awarded the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the Ontario Arts Council Foundation Award for Emerging Writers, and a number of nominations and awards for Brown Girl in the RingMidnight RobberSkin Folk and The Salt Roads. For The New Moon’s Arms, she received the Aurora Award and Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, making her the only author to receive the latter award twice.

More resources:

Visit her blog.

Click here to purchase her books.

Click here to view NPR Book‘s review of Falling in Love with Hominids.

Read The Illustrated Page‘s review of Falling in Love with Hominids.

Read a review of The Chaos. 

Read another review of The New Moon’s Arms.

Read a review of The New Moon’s Arms in The Caribbean Review of Books.

View Hopkinson’s reading at Reader Con.

Listen to a podcast featuring Karen Lord and Nalo Hopkinson in conversation.