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Octavia E. Butler

OCTAVIA E. BUTLER (1947-2006) was the renowned author of numerous ground-breaking novels including Kindred Wild Seed and Parable of the Sower. Recipient of the Locus Hugo and Nebula awards and a PEN Lifetime Achievement Award for her body of work in 1995 she became the first science-fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Fellowship 'Genius Grant'. A pioneer of her genre Octavia's dystopian novels explore myriad themes of Black injustice women's rights global warming and political disparity and her work is taught in over two hundred colleges and universities nationwide.

In 2020 Octavia E. Butler became a New York Times bestselling author.

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