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Pinckney Benedict

Pinckney Benedict graduated from Princeton University, where he worked primarily with the author Joyce Carol Oates, in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in English and from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 1988 with an MFA in Fiction.

He has published a novel and three collections of short fiction, the most recent of which is  Miracle Boy and Other Stories. His work has been published in, among other magazines and anthologies, Esquire, Zoetrope: All-Story, the O. Henry Award series, the Pushcart Prize series, the Best New Stories from the South series, The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction, and The Oxford Book of the American Short Story.

Benedict is a professor in the MFA program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the founder and director of SIUC’s Digital Humanities Laboratory.