Nalo Hopkinson was born in the Caribbean and has lived in Canada since 1977. Her first novel
Brown Girl in the Ring
received excellent reviews. Not only has she won the1999 Locus Award for best first novel, Nalo also won the 1998 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best New Writer (against fellow Canadian Julie E. Czerneda.)
Her second novel, Midnight
Robber, was a finalist for the Philip K.
Dick, James Tiptree, Jr., Nebula,
Hugo and Sunburst
Awards. Her short story collection, Skin
Folk, won both a 2002
World Fantasy Award and a Sunburst Award.
Nalo's latest novel is called The
Salt Roads and was a finalist for a 2004