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Saturday, May 14 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Content and Form: Writing SF/F beyond Anglo-America

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How do writers who primarily identify with Anglo-American traditions draw on literary forms that are not privileged in the Anglo-American canon in a way that is respectful as well as interesting? In what ways are the expectations of a “good story” in the Anglo-American tradition perhaps limiting? How can we stretch and expand our ideas about what a “good story” is and how to write one in the context of the full panoply of world literary forms?

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Kate Elliott

Kate Elliott is the author of YA fantasy Court of Fives, and numerous sff novels including Black Wolves, Cold Magic, and King's Dragon. She lives in Hawaii.

Nebula Nominees
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Henry Lien

Author, Penguin Random House
Henry Lien was born in Taiwan and now lives in Hollywood, CA. He attended Clarion West in 2012. Since then, he has sold his work to magazines including Asimov’s, Analog, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and has been nominated twice for a Nebula. | | Henry's first novel, PEASPROUT CHEN, FUTURE LEGEND OF SKATE AND SWORD, will be published by Penguin Random House in 2017 and its first sequel... Read More →
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Ken Liu

Ken Liu (http://kenliu.name) is an author and translator of speculative fiction, as well as a lawyer and programmer. A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, he has been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Strange Horizons, among other places. | | Ken’s debut novel, THE GRACE OF KINGS (2015), is a Nebula nominee and the first in a silkpunk epic fantasy... Read More →
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Nnedi Okorafor 

Nnedi Okorafor is an international award-winning novelist of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults. Born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents, Nnedi is known for weaving African culture into creative evocative settings and memorable characters. In a profile of Nnedi’s work titled, “Weapons of Mass Creation”, The New York Times called Nnedi’s... Read More →
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Daniel José Older

Daniel José Older is the author of the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series from Penguin’s Roc Books and the Young Adult novel Shadowshaper (Scholastic, 2015), a New York Times Notable Book of 2015, which was shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize in Young Readers’ Literature and named one of Esquire’s 80 Books Every Person Should Read. He co-edited the Locus and World Fantasy nominated anthology Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the... Read More →


Saturday May 14, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
LaSalle 2

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