Nalo Hopkinson Biography

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Nalo Hopkinson's impressive debut novel, Brown Girl in the Ring (1998), won her immediate attention and the prestigious 1999 John W. Campbell Award for best new science-fiction writer. In this novel Hopkinson presents a powerful tale about a near-future Toronto in the grips of urban decay, set against fantastical images derived from Caribbean poetry, traditional song, and folklore. Midnight Robber (2000), her second novel, is a rich character-driven work about exile and cultural estrangement and has garnered Hopkinson nominations for both Hugo and Sunburst Awards. Her success confirms Hopkinson's place as an inventive and intelligent new voice in contemporary science fiction.

Noelle Nalo Hopkinson was born on 20 December 1960 in Kingston, Jamaica, to Freda and Muhammed Abdur-Rahman Slade Hopkinson, who were both involved in the arts. She has one brother, Keïta. Hopkinson spent her childhood in Jamaica, Trinidad, Guyana, and briefly in the United States while her father was studying...

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