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Benjamin Percy

Benjamin Percy is the author of four novels -- most recently, The Dark Net (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) -- as well as two books of short stories. His book of craft essays -- Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction -- is widely taught in creative writing classes.  He currently writes Nightwing for DC Comics and is known for his celebrated runs on Green Arrow, Teen Titans, and James Bond. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in Esquire, GQ, Time, Men's Journal, Outside, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, McSweeney's, and the Paris Review.  His honors include an NEA fellowship, the Whiting Award, the Plimpton Prize, two Pushcart Prizes and inclusion in Best American Short Stories and Best American Comics. He wrote the audio drama -- Wolverine: The Long Night -- a narrative podcast produced by Marvel and staring Richard Armitage, which is now available for streaming on Stitcher. He has taught at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
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