Articles by Benjamin Hale

May 29, 2012

A Passion for Immortality: On the Missing Pulitzer and the Problem with Prizes 45

After I got an MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, I moved to New York City, and I must say, though both the insular little MFA world and the New York City world of literary culture come with their own and different forms of attendant bullshit, there is far, far — and I mean far — more bullshit in NYC.

December 5, 2011

A Year in Reading: Benjamin Hale 7

Frantz Fanon was not punching the clock. He was not writing a book because he was a writer and writers write books. He was writing with dire passion, with an intensity of hate that only true love can birth.