N.C. State teacher and author John Kessel discusses his second Nebula award

John Kessel, director of the creative writing program at N.C. State University, now holds an unusual record. “I am now the person who has gone the longest between his first and second Nebula—26 years,” he says. “Pretty good, huh?”

The Nebula is the Oscar of science fiction and fantasy literature, awarded annually by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. At a ceremony in Los Angeles on April 25, Kessel received the Best Novelette award for his story “Pride and Prometheus,” a tale of Jane Austen’s Mary Bennet meeting one Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

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