The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America named Connie Willis the recipient of the 2011 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award. Willis has written fifteen novels, many short stories, and has previously won seven Nebulas, eleven Hugos, and four Locus Awards, among others. Willis is also beloved in the field for her generosity and sense of humor.
The award, given for “lifetime achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy,” will be presented at the 47th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend in Arlington, VA, May 17-20, 2012. Previous recipients of the award include such luminaries as Ursula K. LeGuin, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Anne McCaffrey and Joe Haldeman.