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Ben Fried

Ben Fried

Educational Background

Cornell University, MA
University of Cambridge, MA
McGill University, BA


Dissertation: will focus on William Maxwell, fiction editor of The New Yorker for forty years, and the close working relationships he maintained with a constellation of the century's great short-story writers


  • English


  • Twentieth-century fiction and poetry
  • The relationships between editors and writers
  • The institutional backgrounds that shape literature
  • The creative reading that generates creative writing


Fall 2019