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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
   The Mothers (2016)
   The Vanishing Half (2020)
Novellas and Short Stories
   Butterball (2014)
   Nadia (2016)
Brit Bennett recommends
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."
Wellness (2023)
Nathan Hill
"A hilarious and moving exploration of a modern marriage that astounds in its breadth and intimacy."
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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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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