Nalo Hopkinson is a Jamaican author best known for writing speculative fiction. She is the author of Brown Girl in the Ring, Midnight Robber, The Salt Roads, and The New Moon’s Arms as well as numerous short stories.

Hopkinson was born in Kingston, Jamaica before he family moved to Guyana, Trinidad, and finally Canada. Writing was a big part of her upbringing as her mother was a librarian technician and her father was a poet and actor. She read great authors from early on in her formative years and she was heavily influenced by folk and fairy tales. In her own career, she would go on to become a Professor of Creative Writing at University of California Riverside.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Brown Girl in the Ring (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midnight Robber (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Salt Roads (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The New Moon's Arms (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chaos (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sister Mine (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

Under Glass Under Glass (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skin Folk (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Falling in Love with Hominids (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Report from Planet Midnight (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mojo(2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
So Long Been Dreaming(2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tesseracts Nine(2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Particulates(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Brown Girl in the Ring was Hopkinson’s debut novel about a young bargaining with the gods to save her city. The story takes place in a city where the rich and privileged have fled the city and left it crumble. To survive, the people of the inner city have had to return to the old ways like farming and herb lore. However, the rich now find themselves in need of bodies and start to prey on the helpless still in the city. A young woman decides to do something about it and opens herself up to a world of ancient truths and eternal powers.

Nalo also wrote Sister Mine that explores the relationship between two sisters. The girls, Makeda and Abby, were born as conjoined twins which left them each unique. Abby was the one born with the magic while Makeda was merely mortal. This leaves Makeda on the outside looking in on the magical family. As Abby’s powers start to develop, Makeda makes the decision to go and live in the real world among the rest of the mortals. However, when their magical father goes missing Makeda will reunite with her sister to try and save him.

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