So I’ll be the 2023 International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) Guest of Honour, the 1st African-born Black writer to be guest of honour.
This will be at the International Conference For the Fantastic In The Arts (ICFA) 44, taking place in 2023.
It’s an immense honour, one that’s been held by 2 Nobel laureates; Isaac Bashevis Singer & Doris Lessing, the oldest Nobel prize in literature winner.
I’ll be the youngest ever ICFA guest of honour. It’s a massive honour indeed, one I am humbled to share with BIPOC doyens like Tananarive Due this year, greats like Octavia Butler herself, Nalo Hopkinson, Nisi Shawl, N K Jemisin, as well as other literary giants – Stephen King, Peter Straub, Peter S. Beagle, Gene Wolfe, Geoff Ryman, Connie Willis Neil Gaiman, Kij Johnson, Steven Erikson, Terri Windling, Jeff VanderMeer, John Kessel, Roger Zelazny, Ursula K. Le Guin & more.
All amazing folks honoured by the IAFA. You can see the full list https://t.co/AhocsV8nUS
And the official announcement here https://www.fantastic-arts.org/2022/icfa-44-guest-of-honor-and-guest-scholar/