N. K. Jemisin

Jemisin, in 2018, Became the Only Writer to Win 3 Best Novel Hugo Awards in Consecutive Years (note)

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N. K. Jemisin also known as Nora K. Jemisin was born September 19, 1972 and is an author of speculative fiction short stories and novels who lives and writes in Brooklyn, NY.

Jemisin’s short story Non-Zero Probabilities was a finalist for the Hugo and Nebula Best Short Story Awards. Her first novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, was nominated for the 2010 Nebula Award and short-listed for the James Tiptree Jr. Award. In 2011, it was also nominated for the Hugo Award, World Fantasy Award, and won the 2011 Locus Award for Best First Novel. Her novel The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms also won the Sense of Gender Awards in 2011. In 2016, she became the first black person to win the Best Novel Hugo for The Fifth Season.

Jemisin photo: Laura Hanifin, © 2015

Octavia Butler never won a Hugo for Best Novel, but she did win two Hugo Awards including a win for best Short Story (1984) and Best Novelette (Bloodchild, 1985). Samuel Delany was nominated numerous times and won twice (but not for Best Novel), Nalo Hopkinson was nominated for Best Novel, Nnedi Okorafor was nominated a couple of times and won Best Novella for Binti (book #1 in a trilogy) and an AALBC bestseller. There are only Black nominees and winners in a variety of categories since the award was launched in 1953. Jemisin accomplishments stands out (photo credit: Marcia E. Wilson).

Learn more at N. K. Jemisin’s official website

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