Benjamin Anastas

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Benjamin Anastas has received support for his work as a novelist, literary journalist, and critic from the Lannan Foundation and the MacDowell Colony. 


Anastas is the author of three novels and the memoir Too Good to Be True. His literary journalism, essays, reviews and short fiction have appeared in The New YorkerHarper'sThe New York Times MagazineBookforumThe New RepublicThe Paris Review, Oxford American and numerous other publications in the U.S. and abroad. Anastas was a visiting faculty member at Bennington for the 2012–13 academic year and joined the Bennington faculty in Fall 2013 and has also taught in the Bennington Writing Seminars.