This year’s annual One Author One Kirkwood author is Brit Bennett! Brit Bennett is the author of the dazzling coming of age novel The Mothers and the National Book Award nominated novel, The Vanishing Half. Already a much buzzed about social commentator, well-known for her powerful personal essays, Bennett is one of today’s most exciting new voices in literary fiction. Her debut novel The Mothers was published in the fall of 2016, and her essay in Jezebel, following the Ferguson protests, was shared over a million times. Since then she has been invited to write several Op-Eds in the New York Times, and appeared on NPR’s The Brian Lehrer show. Her work has also been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and The Paris Review. This event will be a live YouTube event, with a short lecture followed by live Q&A. For more information, visit our One Author, One Kirkwood page.

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Funding for the One Author series of programs is provided by the Edward Chase Garvey Memorial Foundation.