Award-winning essayist and author Brit Bennett begins her dazzling debut novel with a tantalising teaser: ‘All good secrets have a taste before you tell them...’. Set in a black community in southern California, The Mothers charts the lives of three young people caught in a love triangle and haunted by the choices made one seaside summer. Brit has electrified the literary scene with her ferociously moving new work. Hear one of America’s most exciting new voices in conversation with Abigail Ulman.

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Abigail Ulman (Australian)

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Abigail Ulman is a writer from Melbourne. She is the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, and a winner of the 2016 The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist Award. Her story collection, Hot Little Hands, was published internationally in 2016.