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Featured writer: Nalo Hopkinson

In celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth, I'm featuring a BIPOC writer for every day of February. And as a special treat for subscribers to my newsletter, every week one lucky reader will win a copy of a book from each of that week's seven featured writers. This week's draw will be announced Sunday. Not a subscriber yet? Scroll to the bottom of this page, and sign up!

Award-winning writer, editor, artist and teacher Nalo Hopkinson

was born in Jamaica, and while Canada has proudly claimed her as our own for many years, she now lives in the US where she works as a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside.

From the publication of her first novel, BROWN GIRL IN THE RING, Nalo has explored speculative futures from the whimsical to the impossible. Her written work encompasses novels, short stories and comic books, and she also exercises her creativity as an artist. This year, Nalo Hopkinson will be the first woman of African descent -- and the youngest writer -- to be named the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master of Science Fiction Writers of America.

All my newsletter subscribers are eligible to win a book by the wonderful creative force that is Nalo Hopkinson in the draw this coming weekend, along with works by the rest of this week's featured writers. Make sure you're signed up at and watch this space to see who tomorrow's feature writer will be!

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