Five alumni of Bennington’s MFA in Writing program were distinguished in The Best American Essays 2017 for their notable essays published in the previous year.
Megan Galbraith MFA ’15: “Sin Will Find You Out,” Catapult
Peter Grandbois MFA ’03: “Honor,” North Dakota Quarterly
Dinah Lenney MFA '03 and faculty member: "A Longer Reach," Los Angeles Review of Books
Sue Repko MFA ’12: “The Gun Show,” The Southeast Review
Walter Robinson MFA ’14: “This Will Sting and Burn,” The Sun
Since its founding in 1994, the Bennington Writing Seminars has been well represented in the Best American series, with faculty and alumni frequently appearing in its short story, essay, and poetry anthologies.