N. K. Jemisin

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Nora K. Jemisin
A photograph of N. K. Jemisin.
Born (1972-09-19) September 19, 1972 (age 47)
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Pen nameN. K. Jemisin
OccupationNovelist, psychologist, career counselor
GenreScience fiction, fantasy

Nora K. Jemisin (born September 19, 1972) is an American speculative fiction writer.  She has won several awards for her work. She is the only author to have won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in three consecutive years.

In 2016, Jemisin's novel The Fifth Season won the Hugo Award for Best Novel. This win made her the first African American writer to win a Hugo award in that category.[1] Its sequels, The Obelisk Gate and The Stone Sky, won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2017[2] and 2018,[3] respectively.

Early life[change | change source]

Nora K. Jemisin was born in Iowa City, Iowa, and grew up in New York City and Mobile, Alabama. Jemisin has a B.S. degree in psychology (1994) Tulane University. She  also has a Master's of Education from the University of Maryland College Park.

Personal life[change | change source]

Jemisin lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.[4]

Awards[change | change source]

  • Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, Best Fantasy Novel 2010 (The Broken Kingdoms)
  • Locus Award, Best First Novel 2011 (The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms)
  • Sense of Gender Award, 2011 (The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms)
  • Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, Best Fantasy Novel 2012 (The Shadowed Sun)
  • Hugo Award, Best Novel 2016 (The Fifth Season)[5]
  • Hugo Award, Best Novel 2017 (The Obelisk Gate)
  • Nebula Award, Best Novel 2018 (The Stone Sky)[6]
  • Locus Award, Best Fantasy 2018 (The Stone Sky)[7]
  • Hugo Award, Best Novel 2018 (The Stone Sky)

References[change | change source]

  1. Alexander Alter, N. K. Jemisin on Diversity in Science Fiction and Inspiration From Dreams, from The New York Times, August 24, 2016
  2. "2017 Hugo Awards". Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  3. "2018 Hugo Awards". 19 Aug 2018.
  4. Payne, Marshall (June 28, 2011). "Nebula Awards 2010 Interview: N.K. Jemisin". SFWA. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  5. "2016 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  6. "Nebula Awards 2018". Science Fiction Awards Database. Locus. Archived from the original on 2018-05-21. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  7. "Announcing the 2018 Locus Awards Winners". Locus. Retrieved 2018-06-25.