Brit Bennett

Honoree, 2016 5 Under 35

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.
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The Mothers

The Mothers by Brit Bennett book cover
ISBN 9780399184512 Riverhead / Penguin Random House

“All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we’d taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season.” More about this book >

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Brit Bennett reads from The Mothers, 2016 5 Under 35 Celebration


5 Under 35 Celebration, 2016, Author Panel Discussion

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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 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.

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