Je Banach

Je Banach has written for The Paris Review, Granta, Vogue, Esquire, Guernica, Bookforum, ELLE, Marie Claire UK, PEN, L.A. Review of Books, and other venues. In 2014 she was featured in Op-Talk, The New York Times’ curated collection of notable commentary. A previous winner of the Connecticut Artist Fellowship for Fiction and the New Boston Fund Fellowship in Fiction, she was also awarded a residency at Hunt Hill Farm, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and held informal residencies at Dorset Colony and The Norman Mailer Writers Colony. Banach was a long-time contributor to Harold Bloom’s literary series with Infobase Publishing. She is the author of more than 100 guides to works of world literature, including works by Haruki Murakami, Richard Flanagan, Salman Rushdie, Maya Angelou, Ian McEwan, E.L. Doctorow, and David Mitchell, among others. Banach was an original member of the Yale Writers’ Workshop (fka Yale Writers’ Conference) faculty in fiction; in previous years she taught seminars on literary discourse and led a live Q&A session with The New Yorker’s fiction editor Deborah Treisman.

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