Nalo Hopkinson

Nalo Hopkinson is a visionary writer of sci-fi and fantasy novels.
Nalo Hopkinson is a Jamaican-born Canadian speculative fiction writer and editor. (Tania Anderson/Submitted by Nalo Hopkinson)

Nalo Hopkinson is the author of nine novels, including the classic dystopian tale Brown Girl in the Ring, which won the Warner Aspect First Novel Contest and was defended on Canada Reads in 2008 by Jemeni. Her other books include Sister MineMidnight Robber, The Chaos, The New Moon's Arms and Skin Folk. She currently lives in Southern California and is a professor of creative writing at the University of California Riverside.

Brown Girl in the Ring is the inspiration for the new film Brown Girl Begins.

Books by Nalo Hopkinson

Interviews with Nalo Hopkinson

Shelagh's extended conversation. 31:06
The worlds created by Homer, Kurt Vonnegut, and Michael Crichton were a refuge for young Nalo Hopkinson. The science fiction author shares her love for the genre and talks about the ways she's fighting to keep it growing. 14:20


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