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N K Jemisin


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N. K. Jemisin is an African-American female writer of speculative fiction. She was born in Iowa City, Iowa and grew up in New York City and Mobile, Alabama She lived in Massachusetts for ten years and then moved to New York City.She attended Tulane University from 1990 - 1994, receiving a B.S. in psychology. She went on to earn her M. Ed from the University of Maryland College Park.She is a former member of the Boston-area writing group BRAWLers, as well as a current member of Altered Fluid. A graduate of the 2002 Viable Paradise writing workshop, she has published a number of short stories and has completed several novels. In 2010, her short story "Non-Zero Probabilities" was a finalist for the Hugo and Nebula awards.Currently, she lives in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to writing fiction, she works as a career counselor.

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction
 
Series

 
 
 
Non fiction
 
Awards
Hugo Best Novel nominee (2011) : The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (2011) : The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2011) : The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (2012) : The Kingdom of Gods
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (2013) : The Killing Moon
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2013) : The Killing Moon
Hugo Best Book winner (2016) : The Fifth Season
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (2016) : The Fifth Season
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2016) : The Fifth Season


N K Jemisin recommends

The Neon Court (2011)
(Matthew Swift, book 3)
Kate Griffin
"When I get my hands on a new Kate Griffin book, I put down everything else. She's just that good."


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