Benjamin Nugent

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Benjamin Nugent is an American writer, best known for the book American Nerd: The Story of My People [1] and Good Kids, a novel.


Benjamin Nugent is the author of the novel "Good Kids" (Scribner), and the cultural history "American Nerd" (Scribner). His short stories have appeared in The Paris Review, Tin House and Vice and been anthologized in "Best American Short Stories" and "The Unprofessionals: New American Writing from the Paris Review." His collection "Fraternity" is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

His journalism has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Op/Ed Page, Time, GQ, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and n+1. He earned his Bachelor's in English from Reed College, and was an Arts Fellow at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he earned his MFA in fiction.


  1. ^ Neyfakh, Leon (2009-03-31). Nerd TV (HTML). The New York Observer. The New York Observer, LLC. April 5, 2009.

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