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A Conversation with N.K. Jemisin

Brooklyn-based author and New York Times columnist N.K. Jemisin talks about her creative process.


Tue, Oct 23, 2018 | 7PM 




BRIC House Stoop
647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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Brooklyn-based author and New York Times columnist N.K. Jemisin has taken the speculative fiction world by storm with vivid, complex, and compelling stories centering protagonists of color. Jemisin is a three-time Hugo Award winner (for her novels The Fifth Season and The Obelisk Gate) whose fictional worlds brim with biting cultural and political commentary. In this talk, Jemisin will read excerpts from her oeuvre, including her upcoming collection of short stories, and the program will be followed by a book signing.

Greenlight Bookstore will have a pop-up shop onsite. 


N(ora). K. Jemisin is an author of speculative fiction short stories and novels who lives and writes in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been multiply nominated for the Hugo, the Nebula, and the World Fantasy Awards, and she has won a Locus Award for Best First Novel as well as several Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Awards. In 2016, she became the first black person to win the Best Novel Hugo for The Fifth Season. In 2017, she won Best Novel again, for The Obelisk Gate.

Her short fiction has been published in pro markets such as Clarkesworld,, WIRED, and Popular Science and in podcast markets and print anthologies. Her first eight novels, a novella, and a short story collection are out now from Orbit Books. In addition to writing, Jemisin has been a counseling psychologist and educator, a hiker and biker, and a political/feminist/anti-racist blogger. She currently writes a New York Times book review column named Otherworldly, in which she covers the latest in Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Sponsored by Gotham Market at The Ashland


BRIC’s Stoop Series welcomes you in for dynamic conversations that connect art, performance, media and other creative fields with big ideas that are important to Brooklynites. This season’s Stoop Series tackles the reclamation of culture, of healing, of voices, and of living. Join us on the Stoop—there’s something different every week!


Venue Information:

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