G. Willow Wilson Currently, is author of the Hugo Award-winning comic book series Ms Marvel for Marvel comics, which stars Kamala Khan as a nerdy, comic-book-loving muslim Pakistani-American teenage superhero from Jersey City, New Jersey. Wilson's debut novel, Alif the Unseen, won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and was a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. In 2010, she wrote a memoir called The Butterfly Mosque about love, Islam and life in Egypt during the waning years of the Mubarak regime. In 2015, she received a special commendation for innovation in graphic literature at the PEN Center USA Literary Awards.
G. Willow Wilson was in Spokane as a visiting speaker at the Spokane Community College Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities, and she stopped by the SPR studio to talk with Chris Maccini.