Rebecca Bengal

Rebecca Bengal


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Rebecca Bengal. Photograph by Joanna Welborn. Image courtesy of the collaborator.

About the Collaborator

Rebecca Bengal is completing a collection of fiction and am at work on a book of nonfiction, and several photo and art projects. My reporting, narrative nonfiction, interviews, and stories about art, community, indigenous issues, the climate crisis and environmental justice, Deafness, music, photography, literature, and film have been published by The Paris Review, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vogue, The Believer, Aperture, The Guardian, T, W, Oxford American, New York, Guernica, Pitchfork Review, The Washington Post Magazine, Cultured, the Wall Street Journal Magazine, the Criterion Collection, and Transgressor. My short fiction has been published in Southwest Review, Greensboro Review, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and elsewhere.

She is a MacDowell Colony fellow and I've been an artist in residence at Djerassi Resident Arts Program, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Caldera, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Testsite. She is a past editor at DoubleTake, American Short Fiction, The Onion, O.Henry Prize Stories, Vogue, among others. She is a recipient of a 2019 New York Press Club Award.

Bengal grew up in western North Carolina and received her MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas in Austin and her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she was first published in (and later worked on) the Greensboro Review. She lives in New York City and is frequently on the road. In spring 2020, she will be the Mina Hohenberg Darden Professor of Creative Writing at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.