Books by Naomi Benaron
Running the Rift
Available in paperback October 16, 2012.
Running the Rift, winner of the 2010 Bellwether Prize for Fiction, tells the story of Jean Patrick Nkuba, a gifted Rwandan boy, from the day he knows that running will be his life to the moment he must run to save his life, a ten-year span in which his country is undone by the Hutu-Tutsi tensions.
Love Letters from a Fat Man
Winner of the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction, selected by Stuart Dybek. Benaron's stories cover a remarkable range of themes and conflicts, including family relationships, genocide in Rwanda and Europe, the American Jewish experience, women's experience in traditionally male fields, and such challenges as mental illness and physical mortality. Yet beyond its deft depictions of conflict, Benaron's stories offer the reader a wide range of hope, humor, pathos, and literary transformation. Buy the book.