N. K. Jemisin is a well known American fantasy fiction writer and blogger. She was born in Iowa City, Iowa and then grew up in New York City when she eventually moved to Mobile, Alabama. As a fantasy fiction author, her fiction explores a wide variety of themes such as cultural conflict and oppression.
Jemisin attended the Tulane University from 1990 to 1994, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology. She then went on to earn her Masters Degree in Education from the University of Maryland College Park. Jemisin is a former member of the Boston-area writing group BRAWLers as well as being a current member of Altered Fluid which is another writing group. She is a graduate of the 2002 Viable Paradise writing workshop where she published a number of short stories and even completed several novels.