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  Benjamin Nugent is the author of Good Kids, a novel (Scribner, coming in January, 2013) and American Nerd, a mix of history and memoir (Scribner, 2008). Born in Massachusetts in 1977, he was educated at Reed College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His essays have appeared in The New York Times Op/Ed page, The New York Times Magazine, and many other publications. His short stories have appeared in Tin House and The L Magazine. Director of Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University, he teaches in its MFA and undergraduate programs. He lives in Boston.

Press inquiries:

Kate Lloyd, Scribner, (212) 632-4951, Kate.lloyd@simonandschuster.com

Literary agent:
Claudia Ballard, William Morris Endeavor

TV:
Blake Fronstin, WME

Film:
Ashley Fox, WME

Self:
bnugent@americannerdbook.com