Benjamin Rachlin grew up in New Hampshire. He studied English at Bowdoin College and writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His first book, Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption (Little, Brown 2017), was named a best book of 2017 by NPR, The San Francisco Chronicle, Library Journal, and Shelf Awareness; was an Editors’ Choice at The New York Times Book Review; and was a finalist for the 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Pacific Standard, Virginia Quarterly Review, TIME, Orion, and LitHub. He lives near Boston.