The Word

N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin is an author living and writing in Brooklyn, NY. This is fortunate as she enjoys subways, tiny apartments, and long walks through city parks. Her short fiction has been published in a number of magazines and podcast markets and has been nominated for the Hugo and Nebula award. Her novels have also been nominated for (collectively) the Hugo, the Nebula, the Tiptree, the Crawford, the Gemmell, the… hell, I lose track. I actually won the Locus Award for Best First Novel and the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award. Yatta yatta yatta.

Look, I like to write. In particular, I like to write about ordinary people — all kinds of ordinary people — in extraordinary situations, preferably in non-Earth worlds which nevertheless reflect our own. I’m trying to write decolonized fiction, for our postcolonial world. And at the end of the day, I just want to tell a good story.

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