Damon Knight Grand Masters

Susan Cooper

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA) is proud to announce that Susan Mary Cooper (born 23 May 1935) has been named the 40th 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 and/or […]

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Robin McKinley

Robin McKinley was born as Jennifer Carolyn Robin McKinley on November 16, 1952. Robin McKinley is one of the leading writers of the modern fairy-tale retelling genre, and indeed, her debut Beauty, a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, could be said to have started the fairy-tale retelling trend. She is also celebrated for her original […]

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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

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, Inc.) is pleased to announce that C. J. Cherryh (born September 1, 1942) has been named the 32nd Damon Knight Grand Master for her contributions to the literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy. The Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award is given by SFWA for “lifetime […]

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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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