Brit Bennett
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Brit Bennett

Born and raised in Southern California, Brit Bennett graduated from Stanford University and 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. She is a National Book Foundation "5 under 35" honoree, and her essays are featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel.
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Interview: Brit Bennett discusses ‘The Vanishing Half’ with Audible Editor Margaret

''I think I knew from the beginning that I wanted to write this book about sisters…''
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