Benjamin Percy featured on NPR's All Things Considered
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Benjamin Percy reads his essay, "Specters and Ghosts in 'Haunted Wisconsin'," for the "My Guilty Pleasures" feature on All Things Considered.
A special series on NPR's All Things Considered features writers who talk about the books they love but are embarrassed to be seen reading. On September 21, 2010, Benjamin Percy read his essay, "Specters and Ghosts in 'Haunted Wisconsin'."
Benjamin Percy was raised in the high desert of Central Oregon. He is the author of a novel, The Wilding (Graywolf, 2009), and two books of stories, (Graywolf, 2007) and (Carnegie Mellon, 2006). His fiction and nonfiction have been read on National Public Radio, performed at Symphony Space, and published by Esquire, Men’s Journal, the Paris Review, the Chicago Tribune, Glimmer Train, and Best American Short Stories. His honors include a Whiting Award, the Plimpton Prize and a Pushcart Prize. His work has been translated into French (Albin Michel), Italian (Random House Italy) and German (Random House Germany), as well as published in the UK (Jonathan Cape -- Random House UK). Benjamin Percy is an assistant professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University.