Helen Benedict

The Kansas City Public Library and Kansas City Star have selected Helen Benedict’s novel Wolf Season for the “FYI Book Club.” Join the discussion, read an excerpt from the novel, and find an interview with the author in the Kansas City Star.

Helen Benedict discusses her novel Wolf Season and the challenges of writing about women and war on the Weekly Reader Radio Show and with Publishers Weekly, Read Her Like an Open BookSnowflakes in a Blizzard, author Caroline Leavitt, and Powell’s Books.

Helen Benedict shares her recommendations for the “Best Contemporary Iraqi Writing About War” with the Literary Hub and discusses issues facing sexual abuse victims with Michel Martin on NPR’s All Things Considered.


Helen Benedict, a professor at Columbia University, writes frequently about justice, women, soldiers, and war. She is the author of seven novels, including Sand Queen, a Publishers Weekly “Best Contemporary War Novel.” A recipient of both the Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism and the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, Benedict is also the author of five works of nonfiction, including The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq, and the play The Lonely Soldier Monologues. She lives in New York.

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