She began writing at age 10. In 1970 she attended a fantasy writer's workshop in East Lansing, Michigan.
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.
Octavia Estelle Butler
Pasadena, California, USA
Lake Forest Park, Washington, USA
Look back at some of the most powerful moments from the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, including memorable speeches and a resonant musical tribute.