Author Focus: Nisi Shawl
Posted by Niall Harrison
4 April 2011
This week we have a spread of material by or about Nisi Shawl, author of the James Tiptree Jr Award-winning collection Filter House, and this year's Guest of Honour at Wiscon. Specifically we have:
- An interview with Shawl by JoSelle Vanderhooft
- A guest column by Shawl titled "Race, Again, Still"
- The first part of a new story, "Pataki"
And here are some supplementary links:
- Nisi Shawl's website, including links to "Momi Watu" and other online fiction; a few more stories are available at Alas, A Blog
- Other conversations: An interview by Jesse Vernon at the Aqueduct blog, and one by Eileen Gunn at Fantasy Magazine
- A website for Writing the Other (co-written with Cynthia Ward), including links to essays "Transracial Writing for the Sincere" and "Appropriate Cultural Appropriation"; our review of Writing the Other is here
- A review of Filter House by Lyndon Perry at The Fix; we published Matt Cheney's review, which led to some discussion of writers and audiences, and some self-examination on the same lines by Matt
- And anyone intrigued by the steampunk novel mentioned in this week's interview should see this post at Tor.com for more details