Octavia E. Butler

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Birthday
22, 1947
Birthplace
Pasadena, CA
Death Date
Feb 24, 2006 (58)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1947
Birthplace
Pasadena, CA
Death Date
Feb 24, 2006 (58)

About

The first American science fiction writer to receive the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, she published such popular titles as Kindred (1979) and Fledgling (2005). She is also known for her Patternist, Lilith's Brood, and Parable series.

Before Fame

She studied at Pasadena City College and California State University, Los Angeles, and she also took writing classes through the University of California-Los Angeles's Extension program.

Trivia

She won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards.

Family Life

Her father died when she was a baby, and she was raised in Pasadena, California by her mother and grandmother.

Associated With

Junot Diaz once stated that if he could be any other author, he would choose to be Octavia Butler.