Naomi Benaron
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Who I am:
I am the winner of the 2010 Bellwether Prize for a novel "in the tradition of socially engaged literature." My novel, selected by Barbara Kingsolver, is forthcoming from Algonquin Press in 01/12.

I am a fiction writer and poet. I work with the Afghan Women's Writing Project as a mentor for Afghan women writers and teach at Pima Community College and online at UCLA Writer's Extension.
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Love Letters from a Fat Man, BkMk Press
Running the Rift, forthcoming from Algonquin Press
Media outlets that I currently write for:
Poet's Quarterly
My writing is:
Fiction, Poetry
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Services I offer to other writers:
Line editing
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Forming one
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I found out about She Writes from:
KHadijah Queen

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At 1:26pm on June 14, 2011, Mary Llewellyn Nisson said…

Hi Naomi,

Thanks for commenting back. Between then and now, I heard back from someone at the Bellwether regarding my submission questions. I've got other questions that relate to my writing itself that I'll share only with my "realworld" group, because the Bellwether requires anonymity. Thanks for your time, and best wishes.

Mary Llewellyn

At 2:57pm on March 22, 2011, Jessie Burche said…

I just read the article about your Bellwether Award, WOW! Congratulations. If Running the Rift is anything like Love Letters, you deserve it (your Rwanda stories in Love Letters were among my favorites, so I'm very curious about the book now).

This quote: “In my writing, what has always mattered most is to carry the human consequences of injustice to the reader’s heart and thus in some small way, bring healing." struck a nerve with me. I'm finding this is one of the major themes of my writing also.

 I also saw that you're an Antioch alum, which is a school that's on my MFA application list. It's a small world! I'm so glad to see that you're doing incredibly well. Congrats and continued success to you!

At 10:51am on March 22, 2011, Jessie Burche said…

Hi Ms. Benaron! I'm not sure if you remember me, but we corresponded a little after I reviewed your book in the UMKC U-News. I still pull down Love Letters from a Fat Man when I'm feeling a little melancholy or am just in the mood for a good read. I didn't know you published another book--I'll definitely have to check it out!



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