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Nicole Dennis-Benn

Award-Winning Author Known for "Here Comes the Sun"

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Nicole Dennis-Benn Biography

Nicole Dennis-Benn is the author of "Here Comes The Sun," a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a 2017 Lambda Literary Award winner, and the Bestselling novel, "Patsy," which is a 2020 Lambda Literary Award winner, a New York Times Editors' Choice, a Financial Times Critics Choice, a Stonewall Book Awards Honor Book, and a Today Show Read With Jenna Book Club selection. PATSY has been named Best Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews, TIME, NPR, PEOPLE Magazine, Washington Post, Apple Books, Oprah Magazine, The Guardian, Goodhousekeeping, BuzzFeed, ELLE, among others. "Patsy fills a literary void with compassion, complexity and tenderness," raves Time Magazine; and NPR names Dennis-Benn "an indispensable novelist".

In addition to being a two time Lambda Literary Award Winner for her novels, Dennis-Benn is a recipient of the National Foundation for the Arts Grant. She was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize; and has recently been long-listed for The Pen/Faulkner Award in Fiction and short-listed for the Aspen Words Literary Prize.

Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Elle, BuzzFeed, Electric Literature, Lenny Letter, The Rumpus, Catapult, Red Rock Review, and Kweli Literary Journal, Mosaic, Ebony, and the Feminist Wire. She has previously taught in the writing programs at Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, NYU, Sarah Lawrence College, and City College; and has been awarded fellowships from MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook, Lambda, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Hurston/Wright, and Sewanee Writers' Conference.

Dennis-Benn was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. She is a graduate of St. Andrew High School for Girls and Cornell University; and holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Dennis-Benn is the founder of the Stuyvesant Writing Workshop and lives with her wife in Brooklyn, New York.

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Award-Winning Author Known for "Here Comes the Sun"

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Nicole Dennis-Benn Biography

Nicole Dennis-Benn is the author of "Here Comes The Sun," a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a 2017 Lambda Literary Award winner, and the Bestselling novel, "Patsy," which is a 2020 Lambda Literary Award winner, a New York Times Editors' Choice, a Financial Times Critics Choice, a Stonewall Book Awards Honor Book, and a Today Show Read With Jenna Book Club selection. PATSY has been named Best Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews, TIME, NPR, PEOPLE Magazine, Washington Post, Apple Books, Oprah Magazine, The Guardian, Goodhousekeeping, BuzzFeed, ELLE, among others. "Patsy fills a literary void with compassion, complexity and tenderness," raves Time Magazine; and NPR names Dennis-Benn "an indispensable novelist".

In addition to being a two time Lambda Literary Award Winner for her novels, Dennis-Benn is a recipient of the National Foundation for the Arts Grant. She was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize; and has recently been long-listed for The Pen/Faulkner Award in Fiction and short-listed for the Aspen Words Literary Prize.

Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Elle, BuzzFeed, Electric Literature, Lenny Letter, The Rumpus, Catapult, Red Rock Review, and Kweli Literary Journal, Mosaic, Ebony, and the Feminist Wire. She has previously taught in the writing programs at Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, NYU, Sarah Lawrence College, and City College; and has been awarded fellowships from MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook, Lambda, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Hurston/Wright, and Sewanee Writers' Conference.

Dennis-Benn was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. She is a graduate of St. Andrew High School for Girls and Cornell University; and holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Dennis-Benn is the founder of the Stuyvesant Writing Workshop and lives with her wife in Brooklyn, New York.

Nicole Dennis-Benn Videos

  • Nicole Dennis-Benn speaking at Ms. Magazine with Carmen Rios
    Nicole Dennis Benn at Ms Magazine with Carmen Rios Join us in Los Angeles on August 12 for an evening of cocktails and conversation with Lambda...
  • Critical Caribbean Feminisms: Erna Brodber and Nicole Dennis-Benn
    Erna Brodber, author of Nothing’s Mat (2014) and The Rainmaker’s Mistake (2007), among other works, and Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes...
  • Working-class people need to be seen, says Nicole Dennis-Benn
    Nicole Dennis-Benn says she never could have become a writer if she had stayed in Jamaica -- that took living in the U.S. and encouragement from her...

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  • How to book Nicole Dennis-Benn?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Nicole Dennis-Benn for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Nicole Dennis-Benn, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Nicole Dennis-Benn or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Nicole Dennis-Benn?

    Booking fees for Nicole Dennis-Benn, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Nicole Dennis-Benn, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Nicole Dennis-Benn?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nicole Dennis-Benn for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nicole Dennis-Benn for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Nicole Dennis-Benn or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Nicole Dennis-Benn or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Nicole Dennis-Benn is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Nicole Dennis-Benn for your event is available upon request. Nicole Dennis-Benn generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Michelle Duster, Iyanla Vanzant, Nikki Giovanni, Angela Davis and Randi Pink. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Nicole Dennis-Benn for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Nicole Dennis-Benn Speaker Videos

  • Nicole Dennis-Benn speaking at Ms. Magazine with Carmen Rios
    Nicole Dennis Benn at Ms Magazine with Carmen Rios Join us in Los Angeles on August 12 for an evening of cocktails and conversation with Lambda Literary Award-winning author Nicole Dennis-Benn. Her...
    Critical Caribbean Feminisms: Erna Brodber and Nicole Dennis-Benn
    Erna Brodber, author of Nothing’s Mat (2014) and The Rainmaker’s Mistake (2007), among other works, and Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun (2016), join us for a reading, followed by...
  • Working-class people need to be seen, says Nicole Dennis-Benn
    Nicole Dennis-Benn says she never could have become a writer if she had stayed in Jamaica -- that took living in the U.S. and encouragement from her wife. But returning to the land of her birth, she...

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