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Nalo Hopkinson (born December 20, 1960) is a Jamaica writer and editor living in Canada. Her science fiction and fantasy novels (Brown Girl in the Ring, Midnight Robber, The Salt Roads) and short stories such as those in her collection Skin Folk sometimes draw on Caribbean history and language, and its traditions of oral and written storytelling. Hopkinson is the recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the Ontario Arts Council Foundation Award for an Emerging Writer. Brown Girl in the Ring was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award in 1998, and received the the Locus Award for Best New Writer. Midnight Robber was shortlisted for the James R. Tiptree Jr. Memorial Award in 2000. Skin Folk received the World Fantasy Award and the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic in 2003. The Salt Roads received the Gaylactic Spectrum Award for positive exploration of queer issues in speculative fiction in 2004. Hopkinson is the daughter of Guyanese poet Abdur Rahman Slade Hopkinson. Jump to: navigation, search December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Jump to: navigation, search Fantasy is a genre of art, literature, film, television, and music that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of either plot, theme, setting, or all three. ... ... Brown Girl in the Ring is a childrens ring game thought to have originated in Jamaica. ... The Philip K. Dick Memorial Award is a science fiction award sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, and named after science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1998(MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Locus Awards are presented to winners of Locus Magazines annual readers poll, which was established in the early 70s specifically to provide recommendations and suggestions to Hugo Awards voters. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Speculative fiction is a term for a group of fiction defined by the concept of What if? As such, it includes science fiction, alternative history (fiction), horror and fantasy. ... Poets are authors of poems, or of other forms of poetry such as dramatic verse. ...

Hopkinson has edited two fiction anthologies (Whispers From the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction and Mojo: Conjure Stories. She was the co-editor with Uppinder Mehan for the anthology So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Visions of the Future and with Geoff Ryman for Tesseracts 9). Geoffrey Charles Ryman (born 1951) is a writer of science fiction, fantasy and slipstream fiction. ...

Hopkinson defended George Elliott Clarke's novel Whylah Falls on the CBC's Canada Reads 2002. She was the curator of Six Impossible Things, an audio series of Canadian fantastical fiction on The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio. George Elliott Clarke (born February 12, 1960) is a Canadian poet and playwright. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly known by the abbreviation CBC, is Canadas government-owned radio and television broadcaster. ... Canada Reads is an annual battle of the books competition organized and broadcast by Canadas public broadcaster, the CBC. Overview During Canada Reads, five personalities champion five different books, each champion extolling the merits of one of the titles over a series of five programs. ... CBC is an abbreviation for: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (TV 8) - Located in Barbados Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting Co. ...

Hopkinson has a Masters of Arts degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, where she studied with science fiction writer James Morrow as her mentor and instructor. Hopkinson teaches writing at various programs around the world. She has been a writer-in-residence at Clarion East, Clarion West and Clarion South. She is one of the founding members of the Carl Brandon Society. Seton Hill University (not to be confused with Seton Hall University) is a small liberal arts university in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... James Morrow (born 1947) is an award-winning fiction author. ... Clarion is a six-week workshop for new and aspiring science fiction writers founded by Damon Knight and Kate Wilhelm. ... Clarion is a six-week workshop for new and aspiring science fiction writers founded by Damon Knight and Kate Wilhelm. ... The Carl Brandon Society is a group originating in the science fiction community dedicated to addressing the representation of people of color in the fantastical genres such as science fiction, fantasy and horror. ...

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Filling the Sky With Islands: An Interview with Nalo Hopkinson (1063 words)
Hopkinson explores this world through the eyes of Tan-Tan, a young girl who is taken to New Half-Way Tree by her father after he accidentally kills a man in a duel.
According to Hopkinson, it's a tale that Tan-Tan "identifies with a lot," so much so that she ultimately takes on the persona of the Midnight Robber herself.
By mixing an older Caribbean culture with the creatures and customs of her colony world, Hopkinson followed the example of modern-day Caribbean culture, which is a melting pot of images and ideas from Europe and Africa.
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