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Quickie With Brit Bennett "Ambivalent About Everything"

May 22, 2017



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Welcome to Quickie, the podcast that shoots straight from the lip.


My name is Nevena and I’m cheeks are flaring at the thought of being one degree away from Brit Bennett: award winning writer and woman of wisdom.


Brit is an essayist and the author of the critically acclaimed debut novel The Mothers, which became a New York Times bestseller. 


In 2016 Bennett was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and won the NBCC John Leonard First Novel Prize. 


Named as one of the 5 Under 35 Promising New Novelists by the National Book Foundation in 2016, the New York Times Book Review called her work ‘ferociously moving’. 


Get your pen and pad out and note this down: her writing is featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel. 


Brit's Jezebel essay, I Don’t Know What to Do With Good White People, generated more than a million hits in three days. She is currently working on her second novel.


With a smile I can see from across the Atlantic, and a simmering wit that’s delivered with poise and precision, welcome to Quickie Brit Bennet:


For those attending, Sydney Writer’s Festival, Brit is appearing at the opening night, SWF Gala: Advice from nasty women, Brit Bennett: The Mothers, Sex, Blood and Death, as well as Deliberate and afraid of nothing.


She is also speaking at The Wheeler Centre, Thursday 25 May 2017, 7.30pm-8.30.

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