Authors N.K. Jemisin and Mikki Kendall discuss science fiction and speculative fiction and the importance of diverse voices in storytelling.
N. K. Jemisin is the first black author to win the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2016 for The Fifth Season, and went on to win it again in 2017 for The Obelisk Gate. She previously won the Locus Award for her first novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, and her short fiction and novels have been nominated multiple times for Hugo, World Fantasy, Nebula, and RT Reviewers’ Choice awards, and shortlisted for the Crawford and the James Tiptree, Jr. awards. She is also a science fiction and fantasy reviewer for the New York Times.
Mikki Kendall has written for The Washington Post, Boston Globe, Time, Ebony, Essence, and other online and print markets. Born and raised in Chicago, her books Hood Feminism and Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women’s Fight For their Rights will be published by Penguin Random House in 2019.
There will be a book signing following.
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Lower Level