Paperback Launch Event: N.K. Jemisin, "The City We Became"

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 8:00pm
Event address: 
EST via Crowdcast

Hosted by Orbit Books in partnership with Oblong Books and other independent bookstores around the country.

Your purchase of a paperback copy of THE CITY WE BECAME (below) will get you access to this exclusive event!

N.K. JemisinMikki Kendall

Join three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin, in conversation with Mikki Kendall, best-selling author of HOOD FEMINISM: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot - and fans around the country as we celebrate the paperback release of THE CITY WE BECAME. The first book in Jemisin's The Great Cities Trilogy. Hailed as Jemisin's most incredible novel yet!

"It's a glorious fantasy, set in that most imaginary of cities, New York. It's inclusive in all the best ways and manages to contain both Borges and Lovecraft in its fabric, but the unique voice and viewpoint are Jemisin's alone."―Neil Gaiman

"The City We Became takes a broad-shouldered stand on the side of sanctuary, family, and love. It's a joyful shout, a reclamation and a call to arms."―The New York Times

N. K. Jemisin is the first author in history to win three consecutive Best Novel Hugo Awards, all for her Broken Earth trilogy. Her work has also won the Nebula, Locus, and Goodreads Choice Awards. She has been a reviewer for the New York Times Book Review, and an instructor for the Clarion and Clarion West writing workshops. In her spare time, she is a gamer and gardener, and she is also single-handedly responsible for saving the world from King Ozymandias, her dangerously intelligent ginger cat, and his phenomenally destructive sidekick Magpie. 

Mikki Kendall is a New York Times bestselling writer, speaker, and blogger whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, TIME, Salon, Ebony, Essence, and elsewhere. An accomplished public speaker, she has discussed race, feminism, violence in Chicago, tech, pop culture, and social media on The Daily Show, MSNBC, NPR, Al Jazeera's The Listening Post, BBC's Women's Hour, and Huffington Post Live, as well as at universities across the country. In 2017, she was awarded Best Food Essay by the Association of Food Journalists for her essay on hot sauce, Jim Crow, and Beyoncé. She is also the author of Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights and a co-editor of the Locus-nominated anthology Hidden Youth, as well as a part of the Hugo-nominated team of editors at Fireside Magazine. A veteran, she lives in Chicago with her family.

Copies of THE CITY WE BECAME will have a signed bookplate by N.K. Jemisin, while supplies last. (No personalizations).

PURCHASE BELOW: Purchasers will be sent an email with login and access information 24 hours prior to the event.