Creative Writing Faculty
Nicole Dennis-Benn is the author of the debut novel, Here Comes the Sun (2016), which was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, an NPR Best Books of 2016, an Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Entertainment Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016, and a BuzzFeed Best Literary Debuts of 2016, among others. Her writing 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’s honors include a Lambda Literary Award and the Richard and Julie Logsdon Fiction Prize, in addition to fellowships from MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook, Lambda, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Hurston/Wright, and Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She is a Kowald Visiting Faculty at City College’s M.F.A. Fiction program and lives with her wife in Brooklyn.