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.
Columbia University School of the Arts Writing Program Professor and Chair Binnie Kirshenbaum's eighth book "The Scenic Route" was published in May 2009 by Harper Perennial.
The Scenic Route
For years, Binnie Kirshenbaum has quietly been one of the funniest and smartest writers we have in the U.S.....▶
An Almost Perfect Moment
A quicksilver fable that manages to be at once ironic and mystical, tender and edgy, loaded with schtick and downright subversive....▶
Hester Among the Ruins
An enticing, brainy, and dark novel about one of the entangling enigmas of modern history.....▶