N. K. Jemisin (born September 19, 1972) is an American speculative fiction writer and blogger. Her debut novel, , was nominated for the 2010 The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms Nebula Award, the 2011 Hugo Award, and the World Fantasy Award, was short-listed for the [1 ] James Tiptree Jr. Award, and won the 2011 Sense of Gender Award. Also in 2010, her short story "Non-Zero Probabilities" was a finalist for the Hugo and Nebula Awards. Her fiction explores a wide variety of themes, including but not limited to cultural conflict and oppression, via fantasy and science-fictional milieu. [2 ]
Early life [ edit ]
N. K. Jemisin 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. [3 ]
Tulane University from 1990 to 1994, where she received a B.S. in psychology. She went on to earn her [4 ] Master of Education from the University of Maryland College Park.
Jemisin 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 published a number of short stories and completed several novels. [5 ]
In May 2013 it was announced that she would be co-
Guest of Honor of the 2014 WisCon science fiction convention in Madison, Wisconsin. She was the Author Guest of Honor at [6 ] Arisia 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. [7 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
As of 2010, Jemisin lives in
Brooklyn, New York. In addition to writing fiction, she works as an academic counselor. [8 ]
The Inheritance Trilogy [ edit ]
novella entitled The Awakened Kingdom set in the Inheritance Cycle was released along with an omnibus of the trilogy on December 9, 2014. [10 ]
triptych entitled Shades in Shadow is set for release July 28, 2015. It will contain three short stories, including a prequel to the Inheritance Cycle. [11 ]
The Dreamblood Duology [ edit ]
The Broken Earth Trilogy [ edit ]
The Fifth Season (August 2015)
Short stories [ edit ]
"L'Alchimista," published in
Scattered, Covered, Smothered, Two Cranes Press, 2004. Winner of an Honorable Mention from The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, 18th collection. Also available as an Escape Pod episode "Too Many Yesterdays, Not Enough Tomorrows,"
, 2004. Ideomancer "Cloud Dragon Skies,"
Strange Horizons, 2005. Also an Escape Pod episode "Red Riding-Hood's Child,"
, 2005. Fishnet "The You Train,"
, 2007. Strange Horizons "Bittersweet,"
, 2007. Abyss and Apex "The Narcomancer,"
, reprinted in Helix , 2007. Transcriptase "The Brides of Heaven,"
Helix, reprinted in Transcriptase, 2007. "Playing Nice With God's Bowling Ball,"
, 2008. Baen's Universe "The Dancer's War," published in
Like Twin Stars: Bisexual Erotic Stories, Circlet Press, 2009. "Non-Zero Probabilities,"
Clarkesworld Magazine, 2009. "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints in the City Beneath the Still Waters,"
, 2010. Postscripts "On the Banks of the River Lex,"
, 11/2010 Clarkesworld Magazine "The Effluent Engine," published in
Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories, Torquere Press, 2011 "The Trojan Girl,"
, 2011 Weird Tales "Valedictorian," published in
After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia, Hyperion Book CH, 2012
Award nominations [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]