Octavia E. Butler

Octavia Butler Leaning on some books

Octavia Estelle Butler (1947 – 2006) was the first black female science fiction author to achieve national recognition. She was a pioneer in turning speculative fiction into a home for black expression. She was twice the winner of the Nebula and Hugo awards for science fiction, and she was the only writer in her genre to receive a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship. Her work is currently taught in more than 200 colleges and universities across the country.
Octavia Butler: Writing Herself Into The Story
Octavia E. Butler – About the Author