PEN America and the Brown University Literary Arts Department are responsible for one of the most important and exciting literary fellowships currently running. The Brown University Literary Arts Department forged, with the aid of Thomas J. Watson Institute for International Studies and funding from
American writer of science fiction and fantasy, poet and critical essays. Her thought-provoking novels include The Left Hand of Darkness (1969), which won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, as did The Dispossessed (1974), and Lavinia (2008).
Science fiction was not always a welcoming place for women