Biography

Octavia Estelle Butler

Photo credit: Copyright Miriam Berkley, all rights reserved.

Photo credit: Copyright Miriam Berkley, all rights reserved.

Born: June 22nd, 1947

Birthplace: Pasadena, CA

Died: February 24th, 2006

Location of death: Lake Forest Park, WA

Cause of death: Accident – Fall

Remains: Buried, Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, CA

Gender: Female

Race or Ethnicity: Black

Occupation: Novalist

Nationality: United States

Father: Laurice Butler

Mother: Octavia M. “Guy” Butler

Education: AA, Pasadena City College (1968), Cal State Los Angeles, University of California at Los Angeles

Awards:

  • Hugo – 1984 Best Short Story, for Speech Sounds
  • Hugo – 1985 Best Novelette, for Bloodchild
  • Nebula – 1985 Best Novelette, for Bloodchild
  • Nebula – 2000 Best Novel, for Parable of the Talents
  • Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame – 2009
  • Dean for America
  • MacArthur Fellowship – 1995

Author of books:

  • Patternmaster – 1976
  • Mind of My Mind – 1977
  • Survivor – 1978
  • Kindred – 1979
  • Wild Seed – 1980
  • Clay’s Ark – 1984
  • Dawn – 1987
  • Adulthood Rites – 1988
  • Imago – 1989
  • Parable of the Sower – 1994
  • Bloodchild and Other Stories – 1995
  • Parable of the Talents – 1998
  • Lilith’s Brood – 2000

Further Information

“Octavia Butler.” NNDB: Tracking the Entire World. Soylent Communications, 2013. Web. <http://www.nndb.com/people/373/000026295/>.

“Octavia E. Butler.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 12 Sept. 2013. Web. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octavia_E._Butler>.

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