Public Engagement

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    Benjamin Taylor is the author of a family memoir, The Hue and Cry at Our House, published by Penguin in May 2017; Proust: The Search, named a Best Book of 2016 by Thomas Mallon in The New York Times Book ReviewNaples Declared: A Walk Around the Bay, named a Best Book of 2012 by Judith Thurman in The New Yorker; and of two award-winning novels, Tales Out of School and The Book of Getting Even. He previously edited Saul Bellow: Letters, named a Best Book of 2010 by Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times and Jonathan Yardley in The Washington Post, and Saul Bellow: There Is Simply Too Much to Think About: Collected Nonfiction. His edition of the collected short fiction of Susan Sontag, Debriefing, is due from Farrar, Straus & Giroux in November 2017. Taylor is a faculty member in The New School’s MFA in Creative Writing program. A past fellow and current trustee of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, he is also president of the Edward F. Albee Foundation.

    Current Courses:

    Creative Thesis & Lit. Project (Spring 2020)

    Prose Literature Seminar