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Pinckney Benedict


About the Author

Pinckney Benedict was born in 1964. He grew up and continues to live on his family’s dairy farm, not far north of Lewisburg, West Virginia. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, where he studied creative writing with Joyce Carol Oates, and a master’s degree from the creative writing program of the University of Iowa. His first collection of short stories, Town Smokes, was published in 1987 to wide acclaim; included in that collection was “The Sutton Pie Safe,” for which Benedict received the Nelson Algren Award, given by the Chicago Tribune. He has also received a James Michener Fellowship from the Writers’ Workshop.

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