Rich Benjamin is finishing up a novel on money, loss, and heterosexual melancholy.
Rich’s cultural and political commentary appear regularly in the media, including on NPR, The New York Times, The New York Times Sunday Book Review, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and Salon.com. He is the author of Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America, selected as an Editor’s Choice by Booklist and The American Library Association (2009).
Born in New York City, Rich grew up in far-flung places (in the US and abroad). He devoured English and political science at Wesleyan University (BA) and Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University (MA, PhD).
In 2014, he was a Fellow in the literary arts at the Bellagio Center (Italia), Rockefeller Foundation. He is currently Senior Fellow at Demos.