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 has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel. Her debut novel, The Mothers, was released in 2016.