Dreaming with N.K. Jemisin

February 3, 2020 | 1 book mentioned

For N.K. Jemisin, dreams shape and drive the imaginary worlds that populate her works of speculative science fiction. For The New Yorker, she spoke to Raffi Khatchadourian about writing herself into the stories she wanted to read, as well as what the future holds for her as her latest book, The City We Became, hits shelves. “What seems to be happening, and I don’t know if I want to resist this, is an effort to push me into the mainstream,” Jemisin says. “I am wrestling with, Do I want to let people call me the next Atwood, or whatever? They always want you to be the next such-and-such. But I am still going to write what I am going to write.”

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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