Shared Worlds, a non-profit science fiction/fantasy teen writing camp hosted by Wofford College (Spartanburg, South Carolina), has named Nnedi Okorafor the Amazon.com Visiting Writer for 2011. Over the past six years, Okorafor has written several impressive and unique novels for both adult and teen readerships, including Who Fears Death, The Shadow Speaker, and Zahrah the Windseeker.Shared Worlds: Nnedi Okorafor Named Amazon.com Visiting Writer (Thanks, Jeff!)
Shared Worlds is a unique summer camp for teens (rising eighth through twelfth graders) from across the country that uses an innovative approach to writing fiction and realizing full creative potential, all in a safe and structured environment. During the first week, the students build SF or Fantasy worlds in groups. In the second week, the students fine-tune their worlds and write stories set within those worlds, receiving professional feedback from award-winning authors.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.