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Nalo Hopkinson Nalo Hopkinson


Office: 4151 INTS
Phone: (951) 827-5424
E-mail: nalo.hopkinson@ucr.edu

Biographical Note

Professor Hopkinson, born in Jamaica, received an M.A. in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University. Her teaching specialty is creative writing, with a focus on the literatures of the fantastic such as science fiction, fantasy and magical realism. She is currently working on "Donkey," a contemporary fantasy novel, and on "Blackheart Man," a fantastical alternate history set in an imagined Caribbean. She is a recipient of the John W. Campbell Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Gaylactic Spectrum Award, and a two-time recipient of the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Her novel "Midnight Robber" received Honorable Mention in Cuba's Casa de las Americas prize for literature written in Creole. Her young adult novel "The Chaos" will appear in spring 2012.