Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler

Born: June 22, 1947

Died: February 24, 2006

Nationality: American

Occupation: Writer, novelist

Biography: Octavia Estelle Butler was an American science fiction writer. A recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, Butler was one of the best-known African-American women in the field. In 1995, she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant.

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