Nicole Dennis-Benn is the author of the acclaimed debut novel, Here Comes the Sun (Norton/Liveright, July 2016), a New York Times Editors' Choice. Dennis-Benn has also been shortlisted for the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.
Her work has appeared in The New York Times, ELLE Magazine, Electric Literature, Lenny Letter, Catapult, Red Rock Review, Kweli Literary Journal, Mosaic, Ebony, and The Feminist Wire.
Dennis-Benn has an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence 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 lives with her wife in Brooklyn, New York.