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Nnedi Okorafor attends the 70th Emmy Awards on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Neilson Barnard (Getty Images).

Game of Thrones might have won yet another Emmy but the star attraction–at least for us—was Nnedi Okorafor who attended the awards ceremony with George R.R. Martins, author of the A Song of Fire and Ice series on which the massive TV show is built. She came in a gown designed by Therez Fleetwood and handpainted by V Kottavei Richmond.

George R.R. Martins, who is executive producing the TV adaptation of Nnedi’s World Fantasy Award-winning 2011 novella Who Fears Death for HBO, introduced her to reporters. “Nnedi and I are working on a book together,” he began. “This is Nnedi Okorafor. She wrote an amazing book called Who Fears Death that HBO has optioned and I’m an executive producer on that. We’re developing that to be, I hope, one of the next great HBO fantasy series.” The video, on our Twitter, has since accumulated 101K views.

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Otosirieze is deputy editor of Brittle Paper. He is a judge for the 2018/19 Gerald Kraak Prize. He is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is the curator of the Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined English and History at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is completing a postgraduate degree in African Studies, and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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