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About the Author
Benjamin Taylor is the author of several works of nonfiction: The Hue and Cry at Our House, a family memoir; Naples Declared: A Walk Around the Bay was named a Best Book of 2012 by Judith Thurman at The New Yorker; and Proust: The Search, a biography in the Yale Jewish Lives Series, received wide international praise. Taylor has also written two award-winning novels, Tales Out of School and The Book of Getting Even, and edited Saul Bellow: Letters, named a Best Book of 2010 by Michiko Kakutani at The New York Times, and Bellow’s There Is Simply Too Much to Think About: Collected Nonfiction. A faculty member in The New School’s Graduate School of Writing, Taylor also teaches in the Graduate Writing Division of the School of the Arts at Columbia University. A past fellow and current trustee of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, he has also been elected president of the Edward F. Albee Foundation.