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Brit Bennett


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Born and raised in Southern California, Brit Bennett graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award in Graduate Short Fiction as well as the 2014 Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers. Her work is featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel.
 

Genres: Children's Fiction, Literary Fiction
 
Novels
   The Mothers (2016)
   The Vanishing Half (2020)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Butterball (2014)
   Nadia (2016)
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Brit Bennett recommends
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Ours (2024)
Phillip B Williams
"A beautifully-written and ambitious epic about the complexity of freedom. Williams crafts an expansive, original world filled with characters who linger long after the final page."
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Wellness (2023)
Nathan Hill
"A hilarious and moving exploration of a modern marriage that astounds in its breadth and intimacy."
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Brotherless Night (2023)
V V Ganeshananthan
"A heart-breaking exploration of a family fractured by civil war. This beautiful, nuanced novel follows a young doctor caught within conflicting ideologies as she tries to save lives. I couldn't put this book down."

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Books containing stories by Brit Bennett

Award nominations
2021 Women's Prize For Fiction (nominee) : The Vanishing Half
2021 Orwell Prize for Political Fiction (nominee) : The Vanishing Half
2021 British Book Award Fiction Book of the Year (shortlist) : The Vanishing Half


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