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Benjamin Hale

Writer in Residence

Benjamin Hale is the author of the novel The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore (Twelve, 2011) the collection The Fat Artist and Other Stories (Simon & Schuster, 2016), and the nonfiction book Cave Mountain (forthcoming from HarperCollins, 2025).  A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he has received the Bard Fiction Prize, a Michener- Copernicus Award, and nominations for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. His writing has appeared, among other places, in Harper’s Magazine, the Paris Review, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Dissent, the LA Review of Books Quarterly, and Conjunctions, and has been anthologized in Best American Science and Nature Writing.  He is a senior editor at Conjunctions, teaches at Bard College and Columbia University, and lives in a small town in New York’s Hudson Valley.