Samuel R. Delany

Novelist, Author

1942 –

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Who is Samuel R. Delany?

Samuel Ray Delany, Jr., Chip Delany to his friends, is an American author, professor and literary critic. His work includes fiction, memoir, criticism, and essays on sexuality and society.

His science fiction novels include Babel-17, The Einstein Intersection, Nova, Dhalgren, and the Return to Nevèrÿon series. After winning four Nebula awards and two Hugo awards over the course of his career, Delany was inducted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2002. Since January 2001 he has been a professor of English and Creative Writing at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he is Director of the Graduate Creative Writing Program. In 2010 he won the third J. Lloyd Eaton Lifetime Achievement Award in Science Fiction from the academic Eaton Science Fiction Conference at UCR Libraries. The Science Fiction Writers of America named him its 30th SFWA Grand Master in 2013.

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Born
Apr 1, 1942
New York City
Also known as
  • Samuel Ray Delaney, Jr.
  • Chip Delany
  • Samuel Ray Delany Jr.
  • Samuel R. Delaney
  • K. Leslie Steiner
  • Samuel Ray Delany
  • S. L. Kermit
  • Samuel Delany
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University at Buffalo
  • The Bronx High School of Science
  • The Dalton School
  • City College of New York
Lived in
  • New York

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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