Friday, April 17, 2015

SF Women A-Z: Outstanding Okorafor

"O" was one of the harder letters for me to find authors for. I could have used Octavia Butler, but I'm still saving her for another letter. Fortunately, I've read Who Fears Death, so I could use Nnedi Okorafor. She's written more works besides the one I mentioned above. (Who Fears Death won the World Fantasy Award and was nominated for the Nebula. Other works of Okorafor's have won the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa, Macmillan Writers Prize for Africa, and the Carl Brandon Parallax Award.) She's written short stories and children's/young adult books. You can learn more about her and her work by visiting her website, Wikipedia, and Amazon.

Are you familiar with Okorafor's work, or can you think of more outstanding O authors? Please leave a comment.


Pat Dilloway said...

Did Flannery O'Connor ever write sci-fi or fantasy? Then again that might be a guy.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I can't think of any other O authors.
Then again, it's early Friday morning, and my brain has shut down already.

Sandra Almazan said...

Flannery was a woman, but I think her work is considered literary.

Alex, I think my brain shut down a long time ago!

Majanka Verstraete said...

I've never heard of this author before, but Who Fears Death sounds interesting.

My latest post in the A to Z challenge post.

Sandra Almazan said...

It was, Majanka!

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