the octavia butler papers

n4340Old news, but I just learned that the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens is the recipient of the papers of writer Octavia Butler. The Pasadena-born Butler, the daughter of a shoe-shiner and a maid, found her voice in science fiction when few women -- and fewer African Americans -- were writing in the genre. She won two Hugo awards, two Nebula awards and was the first science-fiction writer to receive a MacArthur "Genius" grant.

Octavia Butler Archives include more than 39 cartons and eight file-cabinet drawers of manuscripts, correspondence, school papers, notebooks, photographs, and other materials. Library staff are processing the collection, which will become available to researchers in the coming year.

For more info check out the Los Angeles Times Article.