Writers Reading Series: Benjamin Anastas and Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Writers Reading—January 2019
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Benjamin Anastas is the author of the novels An Underachiever’s Diary and The Faithful Narrative of a Pastor’s Disappearance. His memoir Too Good to Be True was a national bestseller, and his essays, reviews, journalism, and short fiction have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Harper's, The New Republic, The Paris Review, Bookforum, and The Best American Essays. He has been the recipient of a Lannan Foundation residency fellowship, and a Bogliasco Fellowship from the Liguria Study Center in Italy. He is fiction editor of Bennington Review.
Lynne Sharon Schwartz is the author of twenty-five books, and most recent work is Crossing Borders, an anthology she edited of stories and essays about translation. Other books include No Way Out But Through; the essay collection, This Is Where We Came In; and the novel Two-Part Inventions, among others. She has been nominated for the National Book Award and PEN/Hemingway First Novel Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Schwartz has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, and the New York State Foundation for the Arts. Her writing has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and The Best American Essays, among others.