Damon Knight Grand Masters

Mercedes Lackey

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) is proud to announce that Mercedes Ritchie Lackey (born June 24, 1950) has been named the 38th Damon Knight Grand Master for her contributions to the literature of science fiction and fantasy. The SFWA Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award recognizes “lifetime achievement in science fiction […]

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Nalo Hopkinson

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) is pleased to announce that Nalo Hopkinson (born December 20, 1960) has been named the 37th Damon Knight Grand Master for her contributions to the literature of science fiction and fantasy. The Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award recognizes “lifetime achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy.” […]

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Lois McMaster Bujold

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, Inc.) is pleased to announce that Lois McMaster Bujold (born November 2, 1949) has been named the 36th Damon Knight Grand Master for her contributions to the literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Lois McMaster Bujold, the daughter of an engineering professor at Ohio State University, from […]

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William Gibson

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, Inc.) is pleased to announce that William Ford Gibson (born March 17, 1948) has been named the 35th Damon Knight Grand Master for his contributions to the literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy. The Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award recognizes “lifetime achievement in science fiction and/or […]

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Peter S. Beagle

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is pleased to announce that Peter S. Beagle (born April 20, 1939) has been named the 34th Damon Knight Grand Master for his contributions to the literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy. The Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award is given by SFWA for “lifetime achievement in […]

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Jane Yolen

Jane Hyatt Yolen (born February 11, 1939) published her first book, Pirates in Petticoats on her 22nd birthday. Since then, Yolen has published novels for juvenile, young adult and adult readers, as well as short fiction, picture books, and poetry. In addition to being a prolific author, Yolen has edited several anthologies. Many of Yolen’s […]

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C. J. Cherryh

Carolyn Janice Cherry (born September 1, 1942), better known by the pen name C. J. Cherryh, is an American writer of science fiction and fantasy.The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, Inc.) is pleased to announce that C. J. Cherryh has been named the 32nd Damon Knight Grand Master for her contributions to […]

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Larry Niven

Laurence van Cott Niven (born April 30, 1938, in Los Angeles, California) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer and essayist who writes under the name Larry Niven. SFWA is pleased to award Larry Niven the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award, one of SFWA’s highest honors, for his invaluable contributions to the field […]

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Samuel R. Delany

Samuel Ray Delany, Jr. (born April 1, 1942), Chip Delany to his friends, is an American author, professor and literary critic. His work includes fiction (especially science fiction), memoir, criticism, and essays on sexuality and society. His science fiction novels include Babel-17, The Einstein Intersection (winners of the Nebula Award for 1966 and 1967 respectively), Nova, […]

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Gene Wolfe

Gene Rodman Wolfe (May 7, 1931 – April 14, 2019) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer. He was noted for his dense, allusive prose as well as the strong influence of his Catholic faith. He also was a prolific short-story writer and novelist and won many science fiction and fantasy literary awards. Wolfe […]

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