Ben Shattuck, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, is a recipient of the PEN America Story Prize and a 2019 Pushcart Prize. His writing can be found in the Harvard Review, The Common, the Paris Review Daily, and Kinfolk Magazine.
Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau, his first book, is a A Wall Street Journal Best Book of Spring, a New York Times Best Book of Summer, a Town & Country Magazine Must Read Book of Spring, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Week, a Rumpus Most Anticipated Book of the Year, and a New England Indie Bestseller.
Ben lives with his wife and daughter on the coast of Massachusetts, where he owns and runs a general store built in 1793.
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