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.

The Mothers is her first novel.

Average rating: 3.85 · 44,962 ratings · 5,036 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Mothers

3.84 avg rating — 44,067 ratings — published 2016 — 35 editions
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The Vanishing Half

4.53 avg rating — 93 ratings — expected publication 2020 — 8 editions
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Je ne sais pas quoi faire d...

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Butterball

3.61 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2014
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