Chloe Benjamin

Chloe Benjamin is a graduate of Vassar College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received her MFA in fiction. She is a recipient of the Sally Mead Hands Award for fiction writing and the Dorothy D. Bailey Summer Prize Fellowship, and her work has appeared in PANK, The Washington Independent Review of Books, The Laurel Review, Pebble Lake Review, Tar River Poetry, Whiskey Island, Verse Wisconsin, and Devil’s Lake, among others. She has taught creative writing and freshmen composition at UW-Madison and Edgewood College. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where she works for a nonprofit, runs a writing workshop for preteen girls, and writes in the hours in between.
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Books by this Author

My Life in 8 Words

Author Appearances

SEP 16
7:00 PM
in person appearance
7433 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI 53717
SEP 27
7:00 PM
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2559 N. Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
SEP 28
2:00 PM
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102 E. Jefferson St
Spring Green, WI 53588

Author Revealed

Chloe Benjamin
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Don't stop believing.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Oh, wow, maybe greater athletic skill? I'm in this adult gymnastics class right now, and it is truly a tutorial in humility. There's a reason most gymnastics are twelve.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. I'm a sucker of badass female heroines--Lyra from "The Golden Compass," Cassie Maddox from the Tana French mysteries, and Katniss of "The Hunger Games," which I didn't expect to love; then I became as obsessed as everyone else, and now I'm counting the days until the second movie comes out.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Voldemort cuts a mean villain, but I think Humbert Humbert gives him some competition...

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Compassion, genuineness, intelligence.



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