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January 15 2016

Boatmaker wins Goldberg Prize

National Jewish Book Awards

The Boatmaker, one of whose themes is Jewish identity and anti-Semitism, has won the Goldberg Prize, which is the National Jewish Book Award for debut fiction.

January 15 2016

"Blue Underworld" published by Guernica


The great online magazine Guernica has published a piece of original fiction by John Benditt, entitled "Blue Underworld." It tells the story of how the great hit "Dead Man's Curve" came to written--and how the Age of Conspiracy really began.

January 13 2016

The Boatmaker longlisted for PEN/Bingham Prize

PEN Awards

The Boatmaker has been included on the longlist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham prize for debut fiction.

September 18 2015

"Bear," a new story by John Benditt, to appear in Sixpenny Review

Sixpenny Review

A new story by John Benditt, "Bear," will appear in the second issue of the exciting new print/online hybrid literary journal, Sixpenny Review. Sixpenny Review pairs new and established writers with talented illustrators to create an issue that "fits in your pocket."

July 30 2015

John Benditt blogs for the Jewish Book Council on "Who is Jewish?"

Jewish Book Council

John Benditt was asked to blog for the Jewish Book Council's "Visiting Scribe" series. He wrote a series of three blog posts centered on the them of "Who is Jewish?"

July 30 2015

The Boatmaker nominated for the new Brooklyn Eagles prize

Brooklyn Eagles Prize

The Boatmaker was included on the longlist for the inaugural Brooklyn Eagles Prize, awarded by the Brooklyn Public Library. Thanks go to Jonas Kyle of Spoonbill and Sugartown booksellers in Williamsburg, who nominated the book.

April 23 2015

L Magazine names The Boatmaker one of "50 Books to Read All Summer"

April 14 2015

Interview with John Benditt on Writer's Bone website goes live, April 14, 2015

March 29 2015

New York Times Book Review, March 29: The Boatmaker is "a powerful first novel," "spare and solemn as a parable"

February 16 2015

Playlist for The Boatmaker on LargeHeartedBoy

February 16 2015

New fiction by John Benditt in Vol1 Brooklyn: "Erasure (Seven Versions)"

February 13 2015

TimeOutNY calls The Boatmaker "already one of our favorite books of the year"

February 13 2015

SFGate reviews The Boatmaker

February 09 2015

Shelf Awareness names The Boatmaker one of the anticipated books at the ABA Winter Institute

February 05 2015

Vol1 Brooklyn names The Boatmaker one of its notable books for February

February 05 2015

BBC names The Boatmaker one of its "10 books to read in February"

January 22 2015

"Household Gods," new fiction by John Benditt, has appeared in the "Religion" special issue of Guernica

October 09 2014

An excerpt from The Boatmaker, entitled “The Waking,” will appear in the Winter Fiction issue of Tin House magazine.

October 01 2014

Publication, February 15, 2015, from Tin House Books