Benjamin Percy

Ben Percy
Benjamin Percy is the author of three novels: The Dead Lands (April 2015), Red Moon (Grand Central/Hachette, May 2013) and The Wilding (Graywolf Press, 2010), as well as two books of short stories, Refresh, Refresh (Graywolf Press, 2007) and The Language of Elk (Grand Central/Hachette, 2012; Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2006). His fiction and nonfiction have been read on National Public Radio, performed at Symphony Space, and published by Esquire (where he is a contributing editor), GQ, Time, Men’s Journal, Outside, The Wall Street Journal, The Paris Review, McSweeney’s, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, and Tin House. He also writes for Detective Comics. His honors include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Whiting Writers’ Award, two Pushcart Prizes, the Plimpton Prize, and inclusion in Best American Short Stories and Best American Comics. His next novel The Dead Lands, a post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Lewis and Clark passage, will be published by Grand Central/Hachette in April 2015. He has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, St. Olaf College and the low-residency MFA program at Pacific University.

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