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Rebecca Roanhorse, Black Sun, in conversation with Erika T. Wurth
Rebecca Roanhorse, Black Sun, in conversation with Erika T. Wurth

Fri, Oct 16



Rebecca Roanhorse, Black Sun, in conversation with Erika T. Wurth

Rebecca Roanhorse, a Pueblo author and the only Native American to win a Hugo Award, is on a mission to bring indigenous storytelling to speculative fiction.

Date, Time & Location

Oct 16, 2020, 6:00 PM MDT


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The New York Times bestselling author joins the ranks of N.K. Jemisin, Marlon James, and Tomi Adeyemi in building an unparalleled BIPOC world in her epic fantasy novel, BLACK SUN.

BLACK SUN is a fresh and vital addition to the wave of fantasy novels inspired by historically silenced and underrepresented cultures. This is not Lord of the Rings. This is not Game of Thrones. BLACK SUN, inspired by indigenous civilizations of the Americas pre-European colonization, reads like a political thriller mixed with prophecy and magic, as it follows four warring matriarchies vying for power. It is fiercely feminist, and its prose is sharp enough to break skin.

You don’t have to be a fantasy or speculative fiction fan to fall for BLACK SUN. In fact, it’s better if you aren’t, as it makes you appreciate all the more the most topical themes in Roanhorse’s epic: a quest for identity and belonging; a thought exercise in government and politics; and, most importantly, a story that celebrates the rich history and tradition of often overlooked cultures in our own world.

You can purchase Black Sun from CW here.

“Rebecca Roanhorse is the epic voice of our continent and time.” —Ken Liu, author of The Paper Menagerie and The Hidden Girl and Other Stories

“An inspired fantasy that will keep you turning pages past your bedtime... Love fantasy? This is the book for you. Hate fantasy? This is especially for you. [A] book by an author at the top of her game.” —Justina Ireland, New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation


Rebecca Roanhorse is the New York Times bestselling author of Trail of Lightning, Storm of Locusts, Star Wars: Resistance Reborn, and Race to the Sun. She has won the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards for her fiction, and was the recipient of the 2018 Astounding (formerly Campbell) Award for Best New Writer. Her forthcoming book, Black Sun, is out in October. She lives in New Mexico with her family.


Erika T. Wurth’s publications include two novels, Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend and You Who Enter Here, two collections of poetry and a collection of short stories, Buckskin Cocaine. A writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, she teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University and has been a guest writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals including Buzzfeed, Boulevard, Lithub, The Writer’s Chronicle, Bitch, Waxwing and The Kenyon Review. She will be faculty at Breadloaf in 2021, is a Kenyon Review Writers Workshop Scholar, attended the Tin House Summer Workshop, and has been chosen as a narrative artist for the Meow Wolf Denver installation. She is Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee and was raised outside of Denver, where she lives with her partner, her two stepchildren, and her extremely fluffy dogs.

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