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GIDEST Presents N.K. Jemisin: “Sentient Rock People, Social Realism, and You”

GIDEST Seminar

N. K. Jemisin

Friday, April 20, 12-1:30 p.m.
Starr Foundation Hall, Room L102, 63 Fifth Avenue

Please note: Due to the recent fire at 2 W.13th St., this event will take place in the Starr Foundation Hall, Room L102, 63 Fifth Avenue.
Please join us on Friday, April 20, for a discussion with writer N.K. Jemisin. Seminar participants are asked to prepare by reading the excerpt from her Hugo Award-winning novel, The Fifth Season, available for download at

Seating for this event is limited and registration is required. Tickets are available here

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 nominated multiple times 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. In 2017, she again won Best Novel, this time for The Obelisk Gate.

Her short fiction has been published in ClarkesworldTor.comWIRED, and Popular Science, and several print anthologies. Her first eight novels (The Inheritance Trilogy, the Dreamblood Duology, and the Broken Earth trilogy), a novella, and a short story collection (Shades in Shadow: The Inheritance Triptych) are newly available from Orbit Books.

The GIDEST Seminar will be followed at 6pm by Living on Broken Earth – N.K. Jemisin in conversation with Kathryn Yusoff, Stephanie Wakefield, and Nigel Clark. Tickets and information available here.

This event is co-sponsored with Culture & Media at Eugene Lang College.


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