N.K. Jemisin

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Name: N.K. Jemisin
Also Known As: Nora Jemisin, nojojojo[note 1]
Occupation: author
Medium: novels
Works: Inheritance Trilogy, Dreamblood Duology, Broken Earth series, Great Cities Series, more
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N.K. Jemisin is a writer of SFF fiction. She won the Hugo Award for Best Novel for three years running, in 2016, 2017, and 2018, for the three books in her Broken Earth Trilogy, and a Hugo Award in 2020 for her novelette, "Emergency Skin." Her acceptance speech in 2018, delivered in person at Worldcon in San Jose, talked about racism in the SF industry. This annoyed Robert Silverberg and members of the Sad Puppies community.

Jemisin was involved in RaceFail '09 on LiveJournal. In January 2010, on the rough one-year anniversary of RaceFail, she published a post to her blog entitled Why I Think RaceFail Was The Bestest Thing Evar for SFF.


She was interviewed for the article What Fan Fiction Teaches That the Classroom Doesn’t ([1]) as an author with a fanfic-writing background.


  1. ^ A pseudonym used when blogging on The Angry Black Woman and on Livejournal (now defunct), it doesn't appear to have been used more recently than 2010.