From Publisher’s Weekly, May 18, 2015:
Norton Invests in Jamaican Author’s Debut
For Norton’s Liveright imprint, Katie Adams took North American rights to Nicole Dennis-Benn’s debut novel, Here Comes the Sun. Julie Barer at Barer Literary represented the Jamaican-born author in the deal. The book is set in a small fishing village just outside of Montego Bay that lies on the planned site of a future luxury resort. Liveright elaborated that the book is about four women in the town and explores “the experience of Jamaica’s working class, [and] the universal themes of family, love, acceptance, and identity.” Dennis-Benn, who has received fellowships from the MacDowell Writers Colony and the Vermont Studio Center, has an M.F.A. from Sarah Lawrence College.
Nicole is a Founding Kimbilio Fellow from summer 2013. Congratulations!