Ben grew up on the island of Guernsey and later lived for several years in London. A recovering bookseller, he has taught creative writing and college composition as both an adjunct instructor and a volunteer. He holds MAs in creative writing (University of California, Davis) and cultural geography (University of Nottingham). His short stories have appeared in The White Review and DigBoston, and have three times been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize.
Illustration by Tom Smith.