Ben Ehrenreich

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Ben Ehrenreich (born 1972) is an American freelance journalist and novelist who lives in Los Angeles.


Ehrenreich began working as a journalist in the alternative press in the late 1990s, publishing extensively in LA Weekly and the Village Voice. His journalism, essays and criticism have since appeared in Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, the Los Angeles Times, The Believer, and the London Review of Books. He has reported from Afghanistan, Haiti, Cambodia, El Salvador, Mexico and all over the United States. In 2011, he was awarded a National Magazine Award in feature writing for an article published in Los Angeles magazine. His first novel,The Suitors,.[1] was published by Counterpoint Press in 2006. Reviewing it, the American Library Association named him "a writer to watch" while Publishers Weekly called him "an original talent." Writing in BOMB, the novelist Frederic Tuten called The Suitors “truly a ravishing book.” Ehrenreich’s short fiction has appeared in McSweeney's, BOMB, Black Clock and many other publications. Ehrenreich also teaches in the graduate writing program at Otis College of Art and Design.


Ehrenreich is the son of best-selling author Barbara Ehrenreich (Nickel and Dimed) and psychologist John Ehrenreich, and his sister is Rosa Brooks, the Los Angeles Times columnist.

Written Works[edit]

  • The Suitors (Counterpoint Press, 2006)
  • Ether (City Lights Publishers, 2011)


  1. ^ The New York Times Sunday Book Review

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