Construction Literary Magazine

Fall 2019

Benjamin Taylor

Benjamin Taylor is the author of a book of essays, Into the Open, and two novels, Tales Out of School, winner of the Harold Ribalow Prize, and The Book of Getting Even, a 2009 Barnes & Noble Discover Award Finalist, a 2008 Los Angeles Times Favorite Book of the Year, and a Ferro-Grumley Prize Finalist. In November 2010, Viking Press released Saul Bellow: Letters, edited by Taylor. Naples Declared: A Walk Around the Bay, a travel memoir from Marian Wood Books, was released in May 2012. A longtime member of the Graduate Writing Program faculty at The New School, he has also taught at Washington University in St. Louis, the Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y, Bennington College and the Graduate Writing Division of the School of the Arts at Columbia. He is a Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University, as well as a Guggenheim Fellow for 2012-2013. He is currently at work on Marcel Proust: A Life in the Third Republic, a biography for the newly launched Yale Jewish Lives series.