Sex, Magic and the End of the World: Nalo Hopkinson & Leone Ross with Karen Lord

Nalo Hopkinson, Leone Ross and Karen Lord

Sex, Magic and the End of the World: Nalo Hopkinson & Leone Ross with Karen Lord

Nalo Hopkinson, Leone Ross and Karen Lord

2:30pm

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Award-winning speculative writers Nalo Hopkinson and Leone Ross join interviewer Karen Lord to discuss the power of storytelling through novels, poetry, short stories and nonfiction, and the field of Caribbean speculative fiction. Both authors explore the topics of sexuality, feminism and the end of the world in their recent and past works. From creating new magical worlds to drawing upon mythical ones described in folklore, nothing is beyond reach for these two imaginative and academic writers.

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Award-winning speculative writers Nalo Hopkinson and Leone Ross join interviewer Karen Lord to discuss the power of storytelling through novels, poetry, short stories and nonfiction, and the field of Caribbean speculative fiction. Both authors explore the topics of sexuality, feminism and the end of the world in their recent and past works. From creating new magical worlds to drawing upon mythical ones described in folklore, nothing is beyond reach for these two imaginative and academic writers.

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Award-winning Jamaican author Nalo Hopkinson lived in Jamaica, Guyana, the US, and Trinidad before moving to Canada as a teenager. She has published six novels and numerous short stories. She is currently a professor of Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. She was the lead author of The House of Whispers, a serialized comic in Neil Gaiman's Sandman Universe.

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Leone Ross is a fiction writer and academic. She was born in England and grew up in Jamaica. Her first novel, All the Blood Is Red, was long-listed for the Orange Prize, and her second novel Orange Laughter was chosen as a BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour Watershed Fiction favorite. Her first short story collection, Come Let Us Sing Anyway, was nominated for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize and Jhalak Prize. Ross has taught creative writing in London for 20 years and worked as journalist throughout the 90s. She lives in London, but intends to retire near water. Her most recent book is the novel Popisho.

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Karen Lord is the author of Redemption in Indigo, which won the 2008 Frank Collymore Literary Award, the 2010 Carl Brandon Parallax Award, the 2011 William L. Crawford Award, the 2011 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature and the 2012 Kitschies Golden Tentacle (Best Debut), and was nominated for the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. Her other works include the crime-fantasy novel Unraveling, and the science fiction trilogy The Best of All Possible Worlds, The Galaxy Game, and The Blue, Beautiful World. She edited the anthology New Worlds, Old Ways: Speculative Tales from the Caribbean.

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2:30pm

Thursday, October 21, 2021

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