Mar 28, 2019 - Sale 2503

Sale 2503 - Lot 308

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(LITERATURE.) Group of Octavia Butler papers. 42 leaves (manuscript, typescript and printed), minor wear. Vp, 1984 and undated

Additional Details

Octavia Butler (1947-2006) was the first science fiction author to receive a MacArthur "Genius Grant" (in 1995), and received both Hugo and Nebula awards for her work, one of the first women and first African-Americans to achieve success in this field. Offered here are: Letter Signed from Butler to Ernest Blackwell of the Schomburg Center, regarding publicity materials for an upcoming exhibition, 27 January 1984 Related letter from her agent on the same date Undated publicity photograph An undated photocopied interview transcript, "A Conversation with Octavia E. Butler," 24 pages 6 pages of manuscript notes in an unknown hand titled "Novels with Racial Conflict as a Main Theme" and 9 leaves of related copies and clippings.