Binnie Kirshenbaum

Binnie Kirshenbaum
Professor and Chair
415 Dodge Hall

Binnie Kirshenbaum received a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.F.A. from Brooklyn College. She is the author of the story collection History on a Personal Note and six novels, On Mermaid Avenue, A Disturbance in One Place, Pure Poetry, Hester Among The Ruins, An Almost Perfect Moment and The Scenic Route. Her novels have been chosen as Notable Books of the Year by The Chicago Tribune, NPR, Time, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post; she twice won Critics Choice Awards and was selected by Granta as one of the Best Young American novelists. She’s published short fiction and essays in many magazines and anthologies. Her work has been widely translated.

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