Meet the Authors | Katherine Arden and N.K. Jemisin

N.K. Jemisin

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 Award; shortlisted for the Crawford, the Gemmell Morningstar, and the Tiptree; 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.

Primary Works

  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (2010)

  • The Broken Kingdoms (2010)

  • The Kingdom of Gods (2011)

  • The Killing Moon (2012)

  • The Shadowed Sun (2012)

  • The Fifth Season (August 2015)

  • The Obelisk Gate (August 2016)

  • The Stone Sky (August 2017)

Katherine Arden



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Born in Austin, Texas, Katherine Arden spent a year of high school in Rennes, France. Following her acceptance to Middlebury College in Vermont, she deferred enrollment for a year in order to live and study in Moscow. At Middlebury, she specialized in French and Russian literature. After receiving her BA, she moved to Maui, Hawaii, working every kind of odd job imaginable, from grant writing and making crêpes to guiding horse trips. Currently she lives in Vermont, but really, you never know.

Primary Works

  • The Bear and the Nightingale (2017)

  • The Girl in the Tower (2018)


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