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Author of THE MOTHERS and THE VANISHING HALF

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“I’m both a pessimist and a wild dreamer." -- Saidiya Hartman via @NewYorker https://t.co/O5VBHqQHuA
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10/19
2020
Not getting carded when I'm masked up be fucking with me a lil bit bc it's like gotdamn you can just look in my eye… https://t.co/2T3EsUksGN
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10/17
2020
Truly because I wanna know how a Heel-Toe got her into Juilliard https://t.co/zenZsA88FT
Retweeted by Brit Bennett“The main thing that any writer has to be is free.” —Nikki Giovanni (in conversation with Kiese Laymon)
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10/16
2020
Raise your hand if you're ready for our Instagram live with @britrbennett 🙋🏽‍♀️. Don't miss it. TODAY at 11 am PST/… https://t.co/ylPdmbGUdC
Retweeted by Brit Bennett"Even though book sales have been a bright spot in an exceedingly grim national economy…most of those purchases are… https://t.co/ho65jTpZg1
Retweeted by Brit BennettThere was never any lockdown. There was just middle-class people hiding while working-class people brought them things.
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10/15
2020
Glenn Close and Amy Adams called up the wig factory and said “give us two of your ugliest, this is an Oscars emergency”
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10/14
2020
@brywashing we love to see it😔✌🏾 https://t.co/4mLgcE1AHa
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10/13
2020
https://t.co/rEWs9tCTGI https://t.co/2ZXX0QO9KTY'all. I have been itching to share this news since Friday. THIS Thursday @BritniDWrites will be chatting with… https://t.co/S5gzh4LnH2
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10/12
2020
Not long until @britrbennett at #DBF20 at 2pm, chaired by @mrsjaneymac who will later be doing a little bit of bibl… https://t.co/dbJJNuxNyn
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10/11
2020
Have you voted for your Breakthrough Author yet? - @britrbennett, author of The Vanishing Half - @kileyreid, autho… https://t.co/DV98lcXahY
Retweeted by Brit Bennett“Let’s get some shoes” https://t.co/ghfzfJMWzA🚨I wrote about the rampant use of "strength" and "fighting" metaphors following Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis, the his… https://t.co/IU3AXOt5oc
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10/9
2020
Charlie Kaufman and Reed Morano to adapt The Memory Police for Amazon https://t.co/iE8hkgU56P
Retweeted by Brit BennettThe hubris of buying new shoes right now. Who do I think I am, a person who goes outside?The 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Louise Glück, the American poet, “for her unmistakable poetic voi… https://t.co/Kp4XCIYQtZ
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10/8
2020
Next Week! @marcelo_H_ discusses his acclaimed memoir, Children of the Land, with @ParadiseLAust. Free. 7pm EST. Pu… https://t.co/aE4unYacWP
Retweeted by Brit BennettICYMI: Congratulations @JackieWoodson, winner of a 2020 @macfound Genius Grant! Read more in the @nytimes here:… https://t.co/bbo3nlLPA4
Retweeted by Brit BennettOnly 25 "seats" available! I'm going to be interviewing bestselling author @britrbennett, author of THE VANISHING H… https://t.co/OcKEfgbBDU
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10/7
2020
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO THE GREATEST THING TO EVER HAPPEN ON TELEVISION!!! https://t.co/Jy12qEUIfK
Retweeted by Brit Bennetti always laugh when people "remind" others that toni morrison was 39 when she published her first novel as if the m… https://t.co/hv1hDQuxBc
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10/6
2020
claudia conway could break the watergate scandal but woodward and bernstein couldn't figure out tiktok
Retweeted by Brit BennettToday we're live in Bristol painting the Fiction Shortlist for the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards! Watch as our… https://t.co/YLMfZrLYlT
Retweeted by Brit BennettIn the UK the number of cases rose rapidly. But the public – and authorities – are only learning this now because t… https://t.co/H40JM3MOso
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10/5
2020
The President is going to show us how easy it is to beat this disease and all you need is a private helicopter, 12… https://t.co/83gsv7THUO
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10/4
2020
know its obvious but the possible arc of supreme court justice dies weeks before election, asks not to be replaced,… https://t.co/qBmJtc5vyD
Retweeted by Brit BennettMy agent: how’s your novel coming along? Me: Going well, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!
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10/3
2020
october’s energy..... https://t.co/FiHq35gB2d
Retweeted by Brit Bennett @britticisms I, too, am thinking about this situation a lot!folks, nobody knows what's happening from here, but I can guarantee you one thing: it will be incredibly, monumentally, horrifically stupid
Retweeted by Brit BennettTried to catch up on sleep last night and awoke to my timeline in complete and utter shambles! https://t.co/4rQOPwyWKC
10/2
2020
🤩🤩 @britrbennett is featured in @bustle’s star-studded list of fearless women who broke the rules this year! 🤩🤩 https://t.co/6qvRO7zg7H
Retweeted by Brit Bennett.@IssaRae tells @Allure_magazine that she “really, really loved THE VANISHING HALF by @britrbennett,” calling it “a… https://t.co/x2dXfc0JSv
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Retweeted by Brit BennettI have an unabashed love poem, "In Defense of a Long Engagement," in the new issue of @poetrymagazine. The engageme… https://t.co/CVVPTmuUw3
Retweeted by Brit BennettIs the writing good or did the caffeine just hit: a memoirinfinite thanks to the booksellers and shops and readers for such big energy around the gay stoner dramedy 🙏🏾🍩🍛🦦🌱 https://t.co/kXxfoXQzb5
Retweeted by Brit BennettNot only is @britrbennett shortlisted for @booksaremybag Breakthrough Author, but The Vanishing Half is also shortl… https://t.co/mKRRPU4gGz
Retweeted by Brit BennettVery excited to be a part of this conversation with @britrbennett and @alisonstewart on @AllOfItWNYC. Special perfo… https://t.co/Hh64kh3ygn
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10/1
2020
Coming up Sun. at 2pm Central / 3pm Eastern, I’m thrilled to host 3 powerhouse writers in conversation:… https://t.co/H7IRZVXcaq
Retweeted by Brit BennettNew #KeepIt! We discuss The Rock endorsing Biden, Eddie Redmayne supporting JK Rowling, Mark Burnett, Tory Lanez, a… https://t.co/1rb2xAwrBl
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Retweeted by Brit BennettIt’s like an old person and a drunk person fighting in a Denny’s....
Retweeted by Brit BennettThis debate feels like watching Uncut Gems
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9/30
2020
Excited to discuss my fave book of the year The Vanishing Half with @britrbennett on tomorrow’s #KeepIt!… https://t.co/EZu4doofQf
Retweeted by Brit BennettToday I celebrate the paperback release of my memoir. At the risk of sounding brash, I HAVE to remind myself that I… https://t.co/HU28zH9lvl
Retweeted by Brit BennettIt's almost time to #GetLitWithAllOfIt 📚 📖 📕 Join WNYC's @alisonstewart and acclaimed author @britrbennett for a di… https://t.co/WREtX48SCR
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9/29
2020
I have watched an unthinkable number of The Rock movies with my father and that’s the only skillset I could bring into this campaignKamala Harris furiously reading the wiki page for SKYSCRAPER
9/27
2020
Two weeks ago, I spoke to someone who told me they’ve figured out who’s in control of Q-Anon. And after a lot of re… https://t.co/jnuWbPYols
Retweeted by Brit BennettCan I sing? No Will I carry on singing? Yes
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Retweeted by Brit Bennett“Perhaps that’s what all human relationships boiled down to: Would you save my life? or would you take it?” —… https://t.co/x7wERI5nW0
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9/26
2020
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Retweeted by Brit Bennett[somewhere between zoom fatigue and exhausted by antiblackness]
Retweeted by Brit BennettIf you've been rewatching #GirlfriendsOnNetflix this story may tug at your heartstrings. Chicago native Reggie Haye… https://t.co/rsfQ5N9n6T
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9/24
2020
So the grand jury felt that the police should be held responsible for the people that they could have harmed but no… https://t.co/DnB9cCActzOnly one officer is criminally charged - for wonton endangerment - in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor on March… https://t.co/5DNyS2RXSj
Retweeted by Brit Bennett1st degree wanton endangerment is a class d felony, carries a penalty of 1-5 years. IMPORTANT NOTE: The wanton end… https://t.co/V7Ca2DmQK9
Retweeted by Brit Bennett @frumpenberg yeah, except there is no point at which i'm sure of what i'm doingCancel culture strikes again https://t.co/sEUVH1KWm7that judith butler interview is great in and of itself, but it is also always delicious to see pundit brain collide… https://t.co/JgFmEgMaQF
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9/23
2020
In 2018 Florida voters restored voting rights to returning citizens, but now, payment of court fines is required fo… https://t.co/4HL5OD1Soc
Retweeted by Brit BennettWe are thrilled to share the 2020 5 Under 35 honorees with you! https://t.co/QBROPZOCur
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9/22
2020
"Never let the lyric get in the way of the groove" https://t.co/RLMoNSmBfv
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Retweeted by Brit BennettONE EYEBROW TWO SECONDS THREE POINTER TO WIN THE GAME ANTHONY DAVIS https://t.co/l8jesqwUDR
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9/21
2020
who decided that eyes and teeth r not part of healthcare lmao
Retweeted by Brit BennettDownload our free e-reader app SimplyE to start reading ‘The Vanishing Half’ by @britrbennett, the September pick f… https://t.co/IzPKGpYUcF
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9/20
2020
But it was Ginsburg’s dissents – and the ornamental collars, known as jabots, that she wore over her judicial robes… https://t.co/RBs2w9qI1B
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9/19
2020
Thanks for all your well wishes! Such an honor to be included on a longlist with these brilliant folks! https://t.co/gkU7AZYBqd😳😳😳
9/18
2020
Give us a black American Girl doll set in the 90s and please let me write it 🤓The fact that there is a new American Girl doll whose historical era is *four years* before I was born https://t.co/mKjF1e22d8Realizing an 80s-era @American_Girl doll is as historic to modern kids as 50s-era Molly was to 90s kids like me jus… https://t.co/wV2j5sC7GH
Retweeted by Brit BennettJust was wondering why the NYC sky looks hazy and the sun shrouded and realized it’s smoke from thousands of miles… https://t.co/ZZ06KkeuMp
Retweeted by Brit BennettTRUMP: i am declaring marshall law DEMOCRATS: it's 👏 spelled 👏 martial 👏
Retweeted by Brit Bennett @proseb4bros We love to see itThe pick for our September #GetLitWithAllOfIt book club with @WNYC is The Vanishing Half by @britrbennett. Tune in… https://t.co/LXnALis26K
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9/15
2020
And consider hiring a trans women to write those reviews!!! https://t.co/u7qMwzEEXT
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Retweeted by Brit Bennett.@NYCMayor says that for school staff who test positive for coronavirus, it's a "very temporary reality." Think tha… https://t.co/diHyL4LONT
Retweeted by Brit BennettTONIGHT!!! Don't miss @mychalsmith and @britrbennett in action -- sales end at 5PM ET. Get a SIGNED book when you… https://t.co/oE9KhCQxv3
Retweeted by Brit BennettI love Patti talking about having no idea what the lyrics to Lady Marmalade meant and Gladys replying “Well, I took a little bit of French.”
Retweeted by Brit Bennett🗣🎶 THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR! 👑👑👑 #Verzuz #verzuzbattle #PattiVsGladys https://t.co/1lnKWgU1lG
Retweeted by Brit Bennett"On my own, once again, one more time, by myselllllllf""On My Own" just hits different in quarantine 😅I’m just soooo glad they’re getting their flowers.
Retweeted by Brit BennettGladys Knight singing "Neither One of Us" while Patti refreshes her makeup in a handheld mirror is straight up from… https://t.co/jfYz6SUInd
Retweeted by Brit BennettI want Patti to call me a lil heiffa 😭
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9/14
2020

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