Nalo Hopkinson is Jamaican Canadian. Her 1998 novel, Brown Girl in the Ring, won the Warner Aspect First Novel contest. Her 2013 novel, Sister Mine, won the Andre Norton Award. She's also received the Campbell, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards, and the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. She is a professor of Creative Writing at the University of California Riverside. She is currently writing House of Whispers, a serialized graphic novel for Vertigo Comics, set in Neil Gaiman's Sandman universe.