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Highland Park Literary Festival Keynote: Nnedi Okorafor

Highland Park High School

The 23rd annual Highland Park Literary Festival announces international award-winning novelist and NY Times bestselling author Nnedi Okorafor as the 2019 Keynote Speaker.

Dr. Okorafor was born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents. She writes African-based science fiction and fantasy for both children and adults. She is the author of the "Black Panther: Long Live the King" book by Marvel Comics. Marvel Comics just announced Dr. Okorafor will be the author of the new standalone comic book series about Black Panther’s little sister Shuri.

Dr. Okorafor has a passionate YA following for her "Binti" series. Her children’s book "Chicken in the Kitchen" won an Africana Book Award. Other books have won the Nebula and Hugo Awards.

Dr. Okorafor’s breakout novel Who Fears Death, which is set in a post-apocalyptic Africa, was optioned by HBO and is in development for HBO as a TV series. George R. R. Martin, author of "Game of Thrones," is an executive producer of the show.

The HP Literary Festival is made possible by the generous donations from La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas, HP Arts, HPHS PTA, PC Tag, and HPISD families.

Dr. Okorafor will speak to the public on Thursday, February 21st, 2019, at 7 p.m. at Highland Park High School with a book signing from 8-8:45 p.m.

This event is organized by HP Literary Festival and is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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