Born in Kingston, Jamaica, the acclaimed Nalo Hopkinson
spent her childhood in Trinidad and Guyana before her family moved to
Toronto when she was sixteen. Her groundbreaking science fiction and
fantasy, noted for diverse characters and the mixture of folklore,
includes the novels BROWN GIRL IN THE RING, MIDNIGHT ROBBER, THE SALT
ROADS, THE CHAOS, THE NEW MOON’S ARMS, and SISTER MINE. Hopkinson’s
short fiction has been collected in SKIN FOLK and FALLING IN LOVE
As an editor, Hopkinson has worked on many publications including
WHISPERS FROM THE COTTON TREE ROOT: CARIBBEAN FABULIST FICTION,
TESSERACTS 9 (with Geoff Ryman), MOJO: CONJURE STORIES, and SO LONG
BEEN DREAMING (with Uppinder Mehan).
Beginning with her first novel BROWN GIRL IN THE RING winning the
Warner Aspect First Novel contest, Hopkinson has garnered numerous
awards. BROWN GIRL also won a 1999 Locus Award and that same year,
the author herself won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
Her second novel MIDNIGHT ROBBER was a 2000 NEW YORK TIMES Notable
Book of the Year. SKIN FOLK won the 2003 World Fantasy and Sunburst
Awards as well as 2004 Gaylactic Spectrum Award (for GLBTQ themes in
science fiction and fantasy). The NEW MOON’S ARMS received the 2008
Sunburst and Prix Aurora Awards. Hopkinson’s superior editing skills were acknowledged
with the 2006 Prix Aurora Award for TESSERACTS 9.
Hopkinson currently teaches in the Creative Writing department at
the University of California, Riverside.
All of us at Tachyon wish the extraordinary Nalo Hopkinson a happy birthday. Keep those folktales flowing!
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