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Third time Hugo Award winner

20 August 2018

‘This is the year in which I get to smile at all of those naysayers: every single mediocre, insecure wannabe who fixes their mouth to suggest that I do not belong on this stage, that people like me cannot possibly have earned such an honor, and that when they win it's meritocracy, but when we win it's identity politics. I get to smile at those people and lift a massive shining rocket-shaped finger in their direction...

I know that I am here on this stage accepting this award for pretty much the same reason as every previous best novel winner, because I worked my ass off.'

N K Jemisin, in her acceptance speech after winning the Hugo Award for the third year in a row for The Stone Sky, the last in her Broken Earth fantasy trilogy