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Benjamin Rachlin grew up in New Hampshire. He studied English at Bowdoin College, where he won the Sinkinson Prize, and writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he won Schwartz and Brauer fellowships. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The New Republic, TIME, Orion, Pacific Standard, Virginia Quarterly Review, and LitHub. He lives near Boston.

His first book, Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption, was named a best book of 2017 by NPR, The San Francisco Chronicle, Library Journal, and Shelf Awareness, and an Editors’ Choice at The New York Times Book Review. It was also a finalist for the 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. It is available now in paperback from Little, Brown & Company.