Mishell Baker Wins Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA) has announced Mishell Baker as the winner of the 2023 Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award. The award is presented to “a volunteer of SFWA who best exemplifies the ideal of service to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.”

Baker “has liaised with publishers interested in reprinting works by science fiction and fantasy authors who are no longer with us, and acted as an intermediary for individual heirs who wish to keep their contact information confidential. Baker has a well-earned reputation for handling these communications with consistency and sensitivity, providing help in sometimes difficult and confusing situations.”

Co-chair of the SFWA Estates-Legacy Committee Michael Capobianco said, “Mishell has been the steadfast, behind-the-scenes heart and soul of the Estates Project for going on seven years and I can’t think of anyone who deserves this volunteer service award more.”

The award will be presented during the weekend of May 12-14, 2023, at the 58th Nebula Awards Ceremony. For more information about the award, see the SFWA site.

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