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N K Jemisin


USA flag (b.1972)

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.
 

Awards: Hugo (2020), BSFA (2020), Nebula (2017), Eugie (2017)  see all

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction
 
Series
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Dreamblood
   1. The Killing Moon (2012)
   2. The Shadowed Sun (2012)
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Broken Earth
   1. The Fifth Season (2015)
   2. The Obelisk Gate (2016)
   3. The Stone Sky (2017)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The City Born Great (2016)
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Non fiction show
 
Books containing stories by N K Jemisin
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Out There Screaming (2023)
An Anthology of New Black Horror
edited by
Jordan Peele
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Escape Pod (2020)
edited by
S B Divya and Mur Lafferty
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The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 5 (2020)
(Best Science Fiction of the Year , book 5)
edited by
Neil Clarke

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Awards
2021 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel : The City We Became
2020 Hugo Award for Best Novelette : Emergency Skin
2020 BSFA Award for Best Novel : The City We Became
2019 Locus Award for Best Collection : How Long 'til Black Future Month?
2018 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel : The Stone Sky
2018 Hugo Award for Best Novel : The Stone Sky
2017 Nebula Award for Best Novel : The Stone Sky
2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel : The Obelisk Gate
2017 Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction : The City Born Great
2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel : The Fifth Season
2011 Locus Award for Best First Novel : The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Award nominations
2024 Locus Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Reckless Eyeballing
2023 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The World We Make
2021 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The City We Became
2021 British Fantasy Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The City We Became
2020 Ray Bradbury Prize (nominee) : The City We Became
2020 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The City We Became
2020 Locus Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Emergency Skin
2019 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection (nominee) : How Long 'til Black Future Month?
2019 Locus Award for Best Anthology (nominee) : The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018
2019 British Fantasy Award for Best Collection (nominee) : How Long 'til Black Future Month?
2017 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Obelisk Gate
2017 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The Obelisk Gate
2017 Hugo Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : The City Born Great
2017 Dragon Award for Best Apocalyptic Novel (nominee) : The Obelisk Gate
2016 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Fifth Season
2016 Otherwise Award (nominee) : The Obelisk Gate
2016 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Obelisk Gate
2016 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The Fifth Season
2016 Dragon Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The Fifth Season
2016 Dragon Award for Best Apocalyptic Novel (nominee) : The Fifth Season
2015 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Fifth Season
2013 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Killing Moon
2013 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The Killing Moon
2012 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Killing Moon
2012 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The Kingdom of Gods
2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
2011 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Kingdom of Gods
2011 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
2010 Nebula Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Non-Zero Probabilities
2010 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
2010 Hugo Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Non-Zero Probabilities


N K Jemisin recommends
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The Practice, the Horizon, and the Chain (2024)
Sofia Samatar
"I am in love with Sofia Samatar's lyricism and the haunting beauty of her imagination. Her stories linger, like the memory of a sumptuous feast."
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Camp Damascus (2023)
Chuck Tingle
"A genuinely terrifying nightmare - but it ain't the monsters you gotta be afraid of. Chuck Tingle is absolutely the best guide through this level of Hell."
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The Library of Broken Worlds (2023)
Alaya Dawn Johnson
"One of the most haunting and lovely tales I've ever read. Modern epic poetry. Wow."

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