Chloe Benjamin is a graduate of Vassar College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received her MFA in fiction. Her first novel, The Anatomy of Dreams(Atria/Simon & Schuster, September 2014) received the Council of Wisconsin Writers 2014 Edna Ferber Book-Length Fiction Prize and was long listed for the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize; other fiction, poetry and reviews are published or forthcoming in The Atlantic, The Millions, Ninth Letter, PANK, and elsewhere. Her work has also been nominated for a 2014 Pushcart Prize.
Chloe Benjamin speaks with her mentor and friend Judith Claire Mitchell about A Reunion of Ghosts, which took ten years to write. Mitchell says of the process, “When students are struggling with their own novels, I do understand what they’re going through and I think I’m often able to give them perspective on the nature of this massive, unwieldy, impossible enterprise that keeps them from giving up.”
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