In anticipation of The Harlem Book Fair, WKCR interviews Nalo Hopkinson about FALLING IN LOVE WITH HOMINIDS


Photo: David Findlay, 2011

In anticipation of The Harlem Book FairWKCR programmer Danielle Smith interviewed Nalo Hopkinson about her new book FALLING IN LOVE WITH HOMINIDS.

Please share what your new book, “Falling in Love Hominids” is about…
NH: It’s a collection of short stories I published in various venues over the last few years. My fiction is always fantastical or futuristic, so the stories include everything from fire-breathing chickens to a post-apocalyptic world with no adults in it, just children trying to survive.

How important is it to you that you are identified as a black female writer vs. just a writer?
NH: Nobody is “just” one thing. I try to make room to declare all my identities – the ones that I care to discuss – in all spaces. 

Hear the rest of the interview at WKCR.

For more information on  FALLING IN LOVE WITH HOMINIDS, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover art by Chuma Hill

Design by Elizabeth Story