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. At the age of just 25, Brit Bennett already has a remarkable platform as one of the most important voices of her generation. Her work is featured inĀ The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, NPR and Jezebel.

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The Mothers

Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, The Mothers begins with a secret. Nadia Turner is a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty who, mourning her own mother’s recent suicide, takes up with the local pastor’s son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a […]