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Biographical Resources for Octavia Butler
An Octavia E. Butler bibliography (1976-2008) by Ritch Calvin
Must have an FCC account to access. A complete bibliography written two years after Butler’s death in 2006. Starts with a well-written, concise summary and includes all of Butler’s primary text (novels, short stories, essays, and interviews/speeches) and an impressive list of secondary texts (journal/magazine articles, books/chapter, thesis/dissertations, and reviews). A great tribute to the author’s influence and legacy.
Video: Celebrate the Life and Work of Octavia E. Butler
One-minute introduction to Octavia Butler and the impact of her works. Part of the Radio Imagination series organized by Clockshop that celebrate and explore Butler's life and work.
Video: Biography of Octavia Butler
From Biography.com, a nice short introductory video on the author that might be used to spark conversation in class. Do we know what our favorite authors look like? Do we need to peek behind the curtain or should the work exist on its own?
Video: Octavia Butler on Charlie Rose, Part I
Aired in June 2000, an in-depth interview with Octavia Butler exploring her life and work.
Video: Octavia Butler on Charlie Rose, Part II
Aired in June 2000, the continuation of the in-depth interview with Octavia Butler exploring her life and work.
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