John Benditt is the author of the debut novel, The Boatmaker. As an editor at Scientific American he was responsible for conceiving and editing that magazine's 1988 single-topic issue on AIDS, which was at the time the biggest seller in that magazine’s 150-year history. His journalism career culminated in five years as Editor-in-Chief of Technology Review, published by MIT. As an undergraduate at Swarthmore College he studied with Adrienne Rich and was awarded the John Russell Hayes Poetry Prize by Robert Creeley. He grew up in Seattle and lives in Brooklyn.
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