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Author Spotlight | Nicole Dennis-Benn


Friday March 24, 2023: 5:00pm to 5:30pm  Add to Calendar /   Add to Google Calendar




Join Lucy as she shines a spotlight on the works of a single author. This month she looks at the novels of Nicole Dennis-Benn.

In addition to being a two time Lambda Literary Award Winner, Nicole Dennis-Benn is a recipient of the National Foundation for the Arts Grant. She was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize; and has been long-listed for The Pen/Faulkner Award in Fiction and short-listed for the Aspen Words Literary Prize.

Dennis-Benn was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. She holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Dennis-Benn is the founder of the Stuyvesant Writing Workshop and lives with her wife and two sons in Brooklyn, New York.