NAIBA Legacy Award
NAIBA is proud to present the 2023 Legacy Award to N. K. Jemisin
N. K. Jemisin is the first author in history to win three consecutive Best Novel Hugo Awards, all for her Broken Earth trilogy (The Fifth Season, The Stone Sky, and The Obelisk Gate). 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 Ozzymandias, her dangerously intelligent ginger cat, and his phenomenally destructive sidekick Magpie. Her latest novels are the Great Cities Duology: The City We Became and The World We Make.
In 2004, the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association established a Legacy Award in recognition of those individuals whose body of work contributed significantly to the realm of American arts and letters. Candidates for this award were to either reside in the region served by the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association, or who created work that reflected the character of the geographical area so represented, and the spirit of the independent bookselling community found therein.
Previous winners of the Legacy Award
Lesa Cline Ransome Jennifer Egan
Laurie Halse Anderson
Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade of Politics and Prose
Joyce Carol Oates