Keynote: Stacey Abrams in Conversation with N.K. Jemisin

During this virtual session, Abrams (who narrowly lost the 2018 Georgia Governor's race) was featured in conversation with Hugo Award winning author N.K. Jemisin. The two discussed the importance of storytelling, which Abrams used to explain her efforts to increase voter registration, which was credited with aiding Democratic wins in Georgia's two 2020 Senate races. In the month before SXSW 2021, Abrams had been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote voting while fighting voter suppression.

Stacey Abrams

Author, Fair Fight.
Stacey Abrams is the New York Times bestselling author of Our Time is Now and Lead from the Outside, an entrepreneur, and political leader. After serving as Minority Leader in the Georgia House of Representatives, Abrams became the 2018 Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia.

N.K. Jemisin

Author.
N. K. Jemisin is the first author in the genre’s history to win three consecutive Best Novel Hugos, for her Broken Earth trilogy. Her most recent novel is the NYT-bestselling THE CITY WE BECAME. She is a 2020 MacArthur Fellow. She lives and writes in New York City.

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