The very first American science fiction writer to get the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, she published such popular titles as Kindred (1979) and Fledgling (2005). She actually is also known on her behalf Patternist, Lilith’s Brood, and Parable series. She analyzed at Pasadena Town University and California Condition University or college, LA, and she also required writing classes with the University or college of California-Los Angeles’s Expansion program. She received both Hugo and Nebula Honours. Her father passed away when she was a baby, and she grew up in Pasadena, California by her mom and grandmother. Junot Diaz once mentioned that when he could possibly be any other writer, he would prefer to get Octavia Butler.
|1||She was paralytically shy her entire life.|
|2||She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority|
|3||Buried at the beautiful Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena, which is in the area of Pasadena, California. This older and historic cemetery is located at 2400 North Fairoaks.|
|4||She began writing at age 10. In 1970 she attended a fantasy writer's workshop in East Lansing, Michigan.|
|5||Was the first African American woman to gain popularity and critical acclaim as a major science-fiction writer, championed by and protégée of Harlan Ellison.|
|6||Received an Associate of Arts degree in 1968 from Pasadena City College. She then attended California State University, Los Angeles, and the University of California, Los Angeles.|
|7||In 1995, she became the first science-fiction writer to be awarded the MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant, which paid her US$295,000 over a 5-year period. The award is given annually to people who challenge and expand the boundaries of their chosen fields.|
|8||Daughter of Laurice and Octavia M. "Guy" Butler, she was the only child of five pregnancies that her mother was able to carry to full term.|
|Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed||2004||Documentary||Herself|
|Charlie Rose||2000||TV Series||Herself|
|Closer to Truth||2000||TV Series||Herself|
|The 20th Century: Yesterday's Tomorrows||1999||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|Brave New Worlds: The Science Fiction Phenomenon||1993||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
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|1||I'm...comfortably asocial -- a hermit in the middle of Seattle -- a pessimist if I'm not careful, a feminist, a Black [person], a former Baptist, an oil-and-water combination of ambition, laziness, insecurity, certainty, and drive.|
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