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Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Nicole Dennis-Benn has an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her writing has been awarded a Richard and Julie Logsdon Fiction Prize; and two of her stories have been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize in Fiction. Her highly acclaimed debut novel, Here Comes the Sun (Norton/Liveright), a New York Times Editors’ Choice, has received a starred Kirkus Review and was deemed one of the best books to read last summer and beyond by New York Times, NPR, BBC, BuzzFeed, Book Riot and many others. Here Comes the Sun captures the distinct rhythms of Jamaican life and dialect, as Dennis-Benn pens a tender hymn to a world hidden among pristine beaches and the wide expanse of turquoise seas.