(1914 – 2002)
Raphael Aloysius Lafferty was a SF and fantasy writer known for his original use of language. He usually signed his work R. A. Lafferty.
Lafferty also wrote a set of four autobiographical novels, a history book, and a number of novels that could be called historical fiction.
Other Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1977 — OKon 1
- 1987 — OKon 10
- 1990 — World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award.
- 1991 — Placed second for a Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for “Episodes of the Argo.”
- 2002 — Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award.
- 2003 — Memorial Guest at Readercon 15
- His collection Lafferty in Orbit was nominated for a World Fantasy Award
- Several Nebula Award nominations