Benjamin Anastas

Benjamin Anastas

A standout among his many books and essays, Benjamin Anastas’ novel An Underachiever’s Diary has been called “the funniest, most underappreciated novel of the ’90s.”

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Anastas is the author of the novels An Underachiever’s Diary (Dial Press) and The Faithful Narrative of a Pastor’s Disappearance (FSG). His memoir Too Good to Be True (Little A) was a national bestseller. His essays, reviews, and other work have appeared in The New York Times MagazineHarper'sThe New RepublicThe Paris ReviewBookforum, and The Best American Essays anthology. Anastas was a visiting faculty member at Bennington for the 2012–13 academic year and then joined as faculty in Fall 2013. He is also a core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars.