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The Art of the Short Story: Benjamin Nugent on Fraternity with Leslie Jamison


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Wednesday, 7:30 pm EDT July 8, 2020

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Award-winning writer Benjamin Nugent will discuss his latest release Fraternity: Stories with Leslie Jamison (Make It Scream, Make It Burn). The short story collection “weaves humor and drama to shine an unflinching light on the young adults convening behind the fraternity wall” (Publishers Weekly).

“In these dark, witty, and sharply written stories, Benjamin Nugent takes an unflinching look at that strange tradition, the all-male fraternity, which, in his gifted hands, begins to look like a very strange and insidious social experiment.” —Zadie Smith


In Conversation

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    Benjamin Nugent

    Benjamin Nugent

    Benjamin Nugent is the winner of the Paris Review’s 2019 Terry Southern Prize. His stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and The Unprofessionals: New American Writing from The Paris Review. He has written for n+1, the New York Times magazine, Time, and other publications. He is the author of the novel Good Kids and the nonfiction book American Nerd.

  • Leslie Jamison by Beowulf Sheehan

    Leslie Jamison

    Leslie Jamison

    Leslie Jamison is the author of three nonfiction books–The Recovering, The Empathy Exams, and most recently, the essay collection Make it Scream, Make it Burn—as well as a novel, The Gin Closet. She is a contributing writer for the New York Times magazine and directs the graduate nonfiction program at Columbia University.