Guest of Honor
Nalo Hopkinson is a multi-award-winning speculative fiction author and editor. Her awards include the Andre Norton Award, Astounding Award for Best New Writer, World Fantasy Award, Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, the SFWA 37th Damon Knight Grand Master, and many more. Her novels and short fiction draw on themes that highlight Afro-Caribbean history, traditions, and folklore. In addition to her novels and short story collections, she has also edited two science fiction anthologies. She has been a writer in residence at Clarion East, West, and South. She is a Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside.