Nicole Dennis-Benn


Nicole Dennis-Benn is the author of the novels Patsy and Here Comes the Sun, both of which won the Lambda Literary Award. Here Comes the Sun was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award, and the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and was longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award. Time Out New York described Dennis-Benn as one of the “few immigrants and first-generation Americans who are putting their stamps on NYC,” and VICE included her in a round-up of immigrant authors “who are making American Literature great again.” Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Dennis-Benn is a Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University and lives with her wife in Brooklyn, New York.