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Naomi Benaron

Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20131101, 20130315

Naomi Benaron, a trained scientist, marathon runner, and massage therapist, is also the author of two award-winning fiction books, Love Letters from a Fat Man, a set of short stories published by BkMk Press, and the 2010 Bellwether Prize-winning novel, Running the Rift, a tale of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Benaron discusses how her many passions and connections to Rwanda have impacted both her work and her personal life, and how her tenacity of entering her novel a second time for the biennial Bellwether Prize paid off.

| Subject Matter: Rwanda, Marathon Running, Science | Interview Year: 2012 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: Bellwether Prize, G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize |

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