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Sunday, April 18 • 15:00 - 15:50
Multi-Lingual Creativity

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Language affects our day-to-day lives, so why wouldn't it affect our characters' lives? Whether you are monolingual or multilingual, thinking about the ways your characters speak and what it shows about them and their societies can add further depth to your stories. In this panel, we'll discuss the ways our experiences with language and multilingualism influence our writing as well as a few examples of works that do this well.

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Aliette de Bodard

Aliette de Bodard lives and works in Paris. She has won three Nebula Awards, a Locus Award, a British Fantasy Award and four British Science Fiction Association Awards. She was a double Hugo finalist for 2019 (Best Series and Best Novella). Her most recent book is Fireheart Tiger... Read More →
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Nina Niskanen

Nina Niskanen writes science fiction, fantasy, and horror. She lives in Helsinki, Finland, with her partner, and her dog where she works as a software developer. She is passionate about space, language, and creepy crawlies. She is a graduate of Viable Paradise and Clarion UCSD.
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Anna Martino

Editor, Editora Dame Blanche
Writer and editor from São Paulo (Brazil), publishing in English and Portuguese since 2013. Co-founder of Dame Blanche, one of the first web-only small preses in Brazil solely focused on local SFF. You can find my work at annamartino.com

Sofia Rhei

Sofía Rhei has published some 40 books, mostly for children and mostly fantasy. In English: "Everything is made of letters with Aqueduct Press, Rhysling award candidate, and Dwarf Star winner.


Sunday April 18, 2021 15:00 - 15:50 UTC