Nalo Hopkinson, born in Jamaica, has been living in Toronto since 1977. She's the author of four novels and a short story collection. She is a two-time winner of the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. She has recently become a professor of Creative Writing at the University of California Riverside, specializing in science fiction and fantasy. Her novel The Chaos will appear from Simon and Schuster in April 2012.