Pinckney Benedict

Location Carbondale, IL
Occupation writer, teacher

Books by Pinckney Benedict
  • by Pinckney Benedict
    Ontario Review Books, 2002-10.

  • by Pinckney Benedict
    Nan A. Talese, 1992.

  • by Pinckney Benedict
    Nan A. Talese, 1993.

  • by Laura Benedict, Pinckney Benedict
    Press 53, 2007.

  • by Laura Benedict, Pinckney Benedict
    Press 53, 2009.

  • by Pinckney Benedict
    Press 53, 2010.
  • About Me

    I am a professor in the Department of English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and in the low-residency MFA program in creative writing at Queens Univelrsity in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have published three collections of short stories and a novel. My new collection, MIRACLE BOY AND OTHER STORIES, has just been published in the US by Press 53, and will be published in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand by Salt Publishing. It is also available in a Kindle edition.

    Why do you write?

    I write principally out of a kind of twisted nostalgia for the landscape in which I was raised. I grew up on my family's dairy farm in southern West Virginia, and almost all of my fiction is set in that place. The farm is still there, my family is still there, but my boyhood is gone forever: and I yearn for it, even though I was constantly afraid.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Too many to list, I'm afraid, and my favorites are always changing.

    Pinckney Benedict's Wall

    Cynthia Shearer – Jul 07, 2010

    Hey, Pinckney.

    Robert Vaughan – Jul 06, 2010

    Welcome to Fictionaut, Pinckney! Have a great time on board.

    Savannah Schroll Guz – Jul 06, 2010

    Hello! So great to see you here, Pinckney! Welcome!!

    Pinckney Benedict – Jul 05, 2010

    Thanks, Darryl and Meg! Glad to find myself a Fictionaut.

    Meg Pokrass – Jul 05, 2010

    Hi Pinckney! Welcome!

    Darryl Price – Jul 05, 2010

    Cool! It's a great honor to have you with us. Hope you enjoy the show.

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