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Benjamin Anastas

Benjamin Anastas is the author of two novels, An Underachiever’s Diary (1998, Dial Press) and The Faithful Narrative of a Pastor’s Disappearance (FSG, 2001), which was named among the year’s Notable Books in The New York Times, and a memoir, Too Good to be True. His novella Versace Enthroned with Saints Margaret, Jerome, Alex and the Angel Donatella appeared in The Yale Review and was awarded the magazine’s Smart Family Foundation Prize for fiction in 2005. His reviews, essays and fiction have appeared in a number of publications including Bookforum, The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, The Paris Review, Men’s Vogue, GQ, and The Best American Essays 2012. He is a visiting faculty member at Bennington College and also teaches creative writing at Columbia University.

  • 2006