|Born||September 14, 1976|
Born in Houston, Moser attended St. John's School and graduated from Brown University with a degree in History. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from Utrecht University. He is the brother of author and progressive political activist Laura Moser.
Moser served as New Books Columnist for Harper's Magazine in 2009, has published articles in The New York Review of Books, and is the author of a biography of the Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector titled Why This World. He has edited a series of new translations of Clarice Lispector's work at New Directions. For his work as biographer, editor, and translator of Clarice Lispector, he was awarded the Prize for Cultural Diplomacy from the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations in 2016.
In 2013, he was named the authorized biographer of the American writer Susan Sontag. In 2019, he published a biography of Susan Sontag entitled Sontag: Her Life and Work, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 2020.
Awards and honors
- 2009 National Books Critics Circle Award (Biography) finalist for Why This World
- 2014 Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing finalist
- 2016 Prêmio Itamaraty de Diplomacia Cultural
- 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship
- 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for Sontag: Her Life and Work
- Benjamin Moser, Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector, Oxford University Press (2009)/Haus Publishing Limited, ISBN 978-0-19-538556-4 (US), 978-1906598426 (UK)
- Benjamin Moser, Clarice, uma biografia, Cosac Naify (2009).
- Benjamin Moser, Sontag: Her Life and Work, Ecco (2019).
- Clarice Lispector, The Hour of the Star, trans. Benjamin Moser. New Directions (2011) ISBN 978-0-8112-1949-5 (US).
- Clarice Lispector, Água Viva, trans. Stefan Tobler. New Directions (2012) ISBN 978-0-8112-1990-7 (US)
- Clarice Lispector, A Breath of Life, trans. Johnny Lorenz. New Directions (2012) ISBN 978-0-8112-1962-4 (US)
- Clarice Lispector, Near to the Wild Heart, trans. Alison Entrekin. New Directions (2012) ISBN 978-0-8112-2002-6 (US)
- Clarice Lispector, The Passion According to G.H., trans. Idra Novey. New Directions (2012) ISBN 978-0-8112-1968-6 (US)
- Clarice Lispector, The Complete Stories, trans. Katrina Dodson. New Directions (2015) ISBN 978-0-8112-1963-1 (US)
- Clarice Lispector, The Chandelier, trans. Benjamin Moser and Magdalena Edwards. New Directions (2018) ISBN 978-0-8112-2313-3 (US)
- Clarice Lispector, The Besieged City, trans. Johnny Lorenz. New Directions (2019) ISBN 978-0-8112-2671-4 (US)
- Benjamin Moser (Feb 2009). "Art is : the audacity of still life". Harper's. 318 (1905): 75–80, 82. Reviews Quentin Buvelot. The still lifes of Adriaen Coorte, 1683-1707. Waanders.
- "Great Homes and Destinations". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-08-13.
- "Harper's Magazine Names Benjamin Moser as New Books Columnist". Reuters. 2009-01-08. Archived from the original on 2012-09-10. Retrieved 2015-08-13.
- "Books Review". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-08-13.
- Edwards, Magdalena (16 August 2019). "Benjamin Moser and the Smallest Woman in the World". Los Angeles Review of Books. The Los Angeles Review of Books. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
- "New Directions Resurrects Clarice Lispector with New Translations". www.publishersweekly.com. Retrieved 2019-08-25.
- "01/07/2016 - Americano que biografou Clarice recebe Prêmio Itamaraty de Diplomacia Cultural".
- "Benjamin Moser to Write Sontag Biography". New York Times. 2013-02-27. Retrieved 2019-03-02.
- "'Sontag' Review: A Slave to Seriousness". Wall Street Journal.
- "Benjamin Moser". Fondazione delle Arti Venezia. 5 April 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
- "National Book Critics Circle Announces Finalists for Publishing Year 2014". National Book Critics Circle. January 19, 2015. Archived from the original on January 22, 2015. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
- "Americano que biografou Clarice recebe Prêmio Itamaraty de Diplomacia Cultural". 2016-07-02.
- "John Simon Guggenheim Foundation | Benjamin Moser". Retrieved May 5, 2017.
- https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/benjamin-moser/. Retrieved May 4, 2020. Missing or empty
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