Chanelle Benz

Chanelle Benz has published work in Guernica, Granta.com, the New York Times, Electric Literature, American Reader, Fence, and the O. Henry Prize Stories. Her story collection The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead was named a Best Book of 2017 by the San Francisco Chronicle and was shortlisted for the 2018 Saroyan Prize and longlisted for the 2018 PEN/Robert Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and the 2017 Story Prize. Her novel The Gone Dead was longlisted for the 2020 PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel and the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. She lives in Memphis, where she teaches at Rhodes College.

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