Benjamin Percy

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Phone: 507.786.3442
Office: Rølvaag Library 405

Writer in Residence

Benjamin Percy is the author of three novels, The Dead Lands (forthcoming from Grand Central/Hachette in 2014) Red Moon and The Wilding, as well as two books of stories, Refresh, Refresh and The Language of Elk. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in Esquire (where he is a contributing editor), GQ, Time, Men’s Journal, Outside, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, McSweeney’s, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train and the Paris Review. His honors include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Whiting Writer’s Award, the Plimpton Prize, two Pushcart Prizes and inclusion in Best American Short Stories and Best American Comics. He is currently adapting Red Moon into a series for FOX TV with Oscar-winner Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, I am Legend, Winter’s Tale). Learn more about him at