Bruce Benderson is a novelist, essayist and translator whose most well-known book, The Romanian: Story of an Obsession, was awarded the prestigious Prix de Flore in its French edition. Other publications include the essay collection Sex and Isolation, the novels Pacific Agony and User, and the story collection Pretending to Say No. He has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Liberation and many other American and French publications. He regularly translates books from the French.
Praise for Bruce Benderson
"Crazed, exhilarating reading... Taut, driven, culturally
astute, politically cranky and packed with Oscar Wilde-worthy
epigrams." -Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times
"What astonishes and intrigues is Benderson's way of recounting, in the sweetest possible voice, things that are considered shocking." -Josyane Savigneau, Le Monde