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June 22, 1947

“In order to rise
From its own ashes
A phoenix
First
Must
Burn.” Octavia Butler from ‘A Parable of the Talents’

Octavia E. Butler American Fiction Writer is born.

Octavia Estelle Butler was an African-American science fiction writer. A multiple recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, in 1995 she became the first science fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship.

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Link to Photo Credit: Octavia E. Spencer

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