Brit Bennett

Longlist, 2020 National Book Awards

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 Graduate Short Fiction Award as well as the Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers in 2014.
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The Vanishing Half

ISBN 9780525536291 Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. More about this book >

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Brit Bennett

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 Graduate Short Fiction Award as well as the Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers in 2014. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel. She was one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 honorees in 2016.

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