Karen Lord's Redemption in Indigo is currently nominated for the Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award and, in association with the award, we're delighted to offer here a review of the novel by Charles Human, as well as an exclusive giveaway courtesy of Quercus Books. ETA: The giveaway is now closed, congratulations to the winners! We have two copies... Continue Reading →
Karen Lord writes for the Huffington Post about being a Writer From Another Culture: Almost every interview I have done as an author has presented me with some variation of this question: 'What is it like, being a writer from another culture?'. It's a tricky question and there are no straightforward answers. What is culture?... Continue Reading →
Via Locus: The Carl Brandon Society has announced that Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord and Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor are the 2010 Carl Brandon Awards winners. Redemption in Indigo won the Carl Brandon Parallax Award, given to works of speculative fiction created by a self-identified person of color, and Who Fears Death was awarded the Carl Brandon Kindred Award, given to any... Continue Reading →
Fabio Fernandes gathers a number of writers on SF Signal to discuss How To Write Science Fiction on a Post-Colonial World, with some fascinating answers. Participants are Joyce Chng, Ekaterina Sedia, Karen Lord, Jaymee Goh, Jeffrey Thomas, Farah Mendlesohn, Jeff VanderMeer, Karin Lowachee and Vandana Singh. I like this answer from Jaymee Goh: Jaymee Goh... Continue Reading →
Karen Lord, whose novel Redemption in Indigo is on the longlist for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, is currently blogging about her experience in the Bocas List Fest 2012. Here's an excerpt from Introducing the Bocas Lit Fest 2012: Day one of the festival started with a welcome ceremony. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary... Continue Reading →
Interview and Discussion with author Karen Lord By Chesya Burke I’ve had the distinct pleasure of being asked to interview the fabulous author of Redemption of Indigo, Karen Lord. I spoke with her over the course of several weeks and got to know her as a writer. Karen’s a fascinating person and it was wonderful... Continue Reading →
Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord won The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature. In addition, Lord's upcoming novel, The Best of All Possible Worlds, has been sold to Del Rey and Jo Fletcher Books for the US and UK respectively.
I am delighted to introduce this week's original feature, a round table on women in SF, from a global perspective, with some of our favourite authors. Without further ado: (Global) Women in Science Fiction Round Table With: Aliette de Bodard (France), Joyce Chng (Singapore), Csilla Kleinheincz (Hungary), Kate Elliott (US), Karen Lord (Barbados), Ekaterina Sedia... Continue Reading →