HP Literary Festival
The 23rd annual Highland Park Literary Festival will feature international award-winning novelist and New York Times bestselling author Nnedi Okorafor as the 2019 Keynote Speaker.
Dr. Okorafor was born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents. She writes African-based science fiction and fantasy for both children and adults. She is the author of the Black Panther: Long Live the King book by Marvel Comics. Marvel Comics just announced Dr. Okorafor will be the author of the new standalone comic book series about Black Panther’s little sister, Shuri.
Dr. Okorafor has a passionate YA following for her Binti series. Her children’s book, Chicken in the Kitchen, won an Africana Book Award. Other books have won the Nebula and Hugo Awards.