Meet New Yorker editor Ben Greenman

Books and Books, Coral Gables April 7th, 2007Ben Greenman’s A Circle is a Balloon and a Compass Both is a collection of stories about love, the most elusive and problematic of all phenomena. With a mix of traditional literary prose and bold experimentation, Greenman explores the ins and outs of modern romance. Expect tears, nudity, and recrimination. Both familiar in their humanness and wholly original, these imaginative stories take us all over the map in time, place, and circumstance. From the half-hearted affair between a summer bartender and a married doctor in a Miami hotel, to the cryptic pseudo-erotic love letters to a friend who is “more than a friend,” we experience the love of pop songs, the love of cohabitation in Chicago, and love that is so transporting it takes us to the moon. Literally. Ben Greenman is an editor at and frequent contributor to the New Yorker. His short fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Zoetrope: All Story, McSweeney’s, Opium Magazine, The Mississippi Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn. For more information, please call: 305.442.4408

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