Benjamin Moser with the manuscript of Clarice Lispector's Complete Stories
Benjamin Moser (September 14, 1976) is an American writer who lives in Utrecht, Netherlands
Born in Houston, Moser attended high school in Texas and France before graduating from Brown University with a degree in History. He briefly studied Chinese and Portuguese. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from Utrecht University.
He is the New Books Columnist for Harper's Magazine, a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, and the author of a biography of the Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector titled Why This World. He discovered the books of Clarice Lispector while studying Portuguese-language literature.
He has published translations from the Dutch, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. He speaks six languages in addition to these.
He lives in Utrecht with his partner Arthur Japin (a Dutch writer) and Japin's publicist Lex Jansen. He is Jewish, with German-Jewish origins.
Awards and honors
- 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 (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.