About the Writer
Samuel Delany holding his Grandmaster of Science Fiction Award from 2013.
Samuel Delany has been severely dyslexic all his life. In 1999, the Mary McDowell Center for children with learning disabilities honored him with a day-long visit, where he talked with the students about being dyslexic and being a writer at the same time. He was sometimes made fun of in school for his writing, which would sometimes come out right to left and sometimes left to right. This is the award that has meant most to him.