Nicole Dennis-Benn’s debut novel, Here Comes the Sun, will be published by W.W. Norton/Liveright in JULY 2016. Her writing has won a 2014 Richard and Julie Logsdon Fiction Prize; and two of her stories have been nominated for the prestigious 2016 Pushcart Prize in Fiction. She’s a 2015 MacDowell Colony Fellow, a 2015 Sewanee Writers’ Conference Tennessee Williams Scholar, a 2014 Lambda Foundation Emerging Writing Fellow and a recipient of distinguished fellowships from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for Women Writers, Hedgebrook Residency, and Kimbilio. Her work has been awarded Honorable Mention from the Hurston/Wright Foundation, and has appeared in Red Rock Review, Kweli Literary Journal, Mosaic, Ebony.com, and the Feminist Wire.
A 2012 graduate of Sarah Lawrence College MFA in Fiction program, Nicole was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Learn more at Nicole Dennis-Benn’s official website