Nora K. Jemisin (born September 19, 1972 in Iowa City, Iowa), writing under the more mysterious shorthand N. K. Jemisin, is an American writer of Fantasy and Science Fiction whose work has won the Hugo Award and been nominated for the Nebula Award and the World Fantasy Award. On the subject of the Hugos, she's the only person in the award's history to win Best Novel three years in a row with her Broken Earth trilogy.
She also blogs extensively about the representation of marginalized groups in fantasy literature as well as the genre itself on her website, which can be found here. Additionally, she streams her gaming sessions on Twitch here.
N. K. Jemisin's works with their own pages include:
- Inheritance Trilogy
- The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (2010)
- The Broken Kingdoms (2010)
- The Kingdom of Gods (2011)
- The Awakened Kingdom (2014), a novella set in the same setting
- Shades in Shadow (2015), a short story collection in the setting
- Dreamblood Duology
- The Killing Moon (2012)
- The Shadowed Sun (2012)
- The Broken Earth Trilogy
- The Fifth Season (2015)
- The Obelisk Gate (2016)
- The Stone Sky (2017)
- How Long Til Black Future Month (2018): A collection of short stories.
- Mass Effect Initiation (2017) with Mac Walters of Bioware
- Far Sector (2019), a Young Animal comic book with art by Jamal Campbell.
- The Great Cities, an Urban Fantasy series taking place in New York City.
- The City We Became (2020)
- The World We Make (2022)
N.K. Jemisin's works provide examples of the following tropes:
- Anthropomorphic Personification:
- "On the Banks of the River Lex" features a personified Death walking around a decayed New York City.
- Taken up to eleven in The City We Became which features personifications not just of major cities, but of the boroughs of New York as well.
- Big Applesauce: Some of her fiction is set in New York.