Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:00 PM
New York Times bestselling author Brit Bennett discusses her stunning novel The Vanishing Half, about identical twin sisters, inseparable as children, who choose to live drastically different lives: one as white and one as black. Entertainment Weekly calls the book “a story of absolute, universal timelessness… For this moment, it’s piercing, subtly wending its way toward questions about who we are and who we want to be.” The Vanishing Half was the highly-anticipated sequel to her debut novel, The Mothers, which Brooklyn Magazine called “stunning.”
This event is sponsored by the Fairfax Library Foundation.
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 lectures are as unflinching and memorable as her writing and give audiences a window into her craft while exploring broader themes of race and systemic injustice.
Hosted by Fall for the Book.
Sponsored by The Fairfax Library Foundation.