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Benjamin Taylor

Author, 'Naples Declared: A Walk Around the Bay'

Benjamin Taylor is the author " Naples Declared: A Walk Around the Bay" (Marian Wood/Putnam) and was also recently named a recipient of a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship in the category of General Non-Fiction. He is also the author of two acclaimed novels: "Tales Out of School" (“A magical and mysterious work” said Edward Albee) and "The Book of Getting Even" (“Pitch-perfect dialogue ... elegant plotting” said The New Yorker). He is the editor of "Saul Bellow: Letters," hailed by Leon Wieseltier in the New York Times Book Review -- “an elegantissimo book. Our literature’s debt to Taylor is considerable” -- and chosen as a Best Book of 2010 by Michiko Kakutani of the New York Times and Jonathan Yardley of the Washington Post. A faculty member in The New School’s Graduate Writing Program, Taylor also teaches in the Graduate Writing Division of the School of the Arts at Columbia University.

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