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Afternoons in Special Collections & University Archives Series

Afternoons in Special Collections & University Archives Series

Afternoons in Special Collections & University Archives Series


 Nalo Hopkinson

Please join us for our Afternoons in Special Collections & University Archives Series

Nalo Hopkinson SF Author and UCR Creative Writing Professor

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Special Collections & University Archives
4th Floor Rivera Library

Nalo Hopkinson will be speaking on her new book Sister Mine.

There will also be a small exhibition titled
“Dear Ms. Butler . . . Your Friend, Nalo Hopkinson”: Correspondence from the Octavia Butler papers from the Huntington Library


Nalo Hopkinson is a Creative Writing Professor at UC Riverside and an award-winning author and editor of science fiction and fantasy. Born in Jamaica, she often draws upon Caribbean history, language and story-telling traditions in her work.  Professor Hopkinson received an M.A. in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University. Her teaching specialty is creative writing, with a focus on the literatures of the fantastic such as science fiction, fantasy and magical realism. She is currently working on "Donkey," a contemporary fantasy novel, and on Blackheart Man, a fantastical alternate history set in an imagined Caribbean. She is a recipient of the John W. Campbell Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Gaylactic Spectrum Award, and a two-time recipient of the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Her novel Midnight Robber received Honorable Mention in Cuba's Casa de las Americas prize for literature written in Creole. Her young adult novel The Chaos will appear in spring 2012.

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