A Virtual Conversation Between Brit Bennett and Megha Majumdar via Zoom (6/4)

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A Home with Literati presents Brit Bennett, author THE VANISHING HALF (Riverhead) in a virtual conversation with Megha Majumdar, author of A BURNING (Knopf) via Zoom on Thursday, June 4 at 7:00pm (ET).

From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, THE VANISHING HALF is stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.

Born and raised in Southern California, Bennett graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award in Graduate Short Fiction as well as the 2014 Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers. Her work is featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel. She was one of the National Book Foundation’s 2016 5 Under 35 honorees.

A BURNING is an electrifying debut novel about three unforgettable characters that seek to rise–to the middle class, to political power, to fame in the movies–and find their lives entangled in the wake of a catastrophe in contemporary India. Taut, symphonic, propulsive, and riveting from its opening lines, it has the force of an epic while being so masterfully compressed it can be read in a single sitting.

Majumdar was born and raised in Kolkata, India. She moved to the United States to attend college at Harvard University, where she was a Traub Scholar, followed by graduate school in social anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. She works as an associate editor at Catapult, and lives in New York City.

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Posted: June 3, 2020