Cooper Named Grand Master – Locus Online

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The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has named Susan Cooper the 40th recipient of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award.

SFWA President Jeffe Kennedy said,

Susan Cooper possesses the rare gift of being able to write for young people with a resonance that endures all through their adult lives. I feel as if The Dark Is Rising books have always been a part of my life. I memorized poems and passages from those books, which I can still recite today. When I first began writing fantasy of my own, I slipped in images and names from her stories in homage and celebration. It’s truly a great honor for me to name Susan Cooper as the 2024 Grand Master, a writer so foundational to the fantasy genre, for both readers and readers who became writers.

The award will be presented during the next SFWA Nebula Conference, to be held in 2024.

For more, see the SFWA website.


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