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Helen Benedict

Helen Benedict is a novelist and journalist specializing in refugees, the effects of war on civilians and soldiers, social injustice, and on violence against women. Her most recent book, the novel, The Good Deed (April 2024), her nonfiction book, Map of Hope and Sorrow: Stories of Refugees Trapped in Greece, and her articles have focused on Middle Eastern and African refugees, while her earlier work covered Iraqi refugees in the U.S., American women soldiers, and sexual assault. In 2021, Benedict was awarded the 2021 PEN Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History for her book, Map of Hope and Sorrow.


Helen Benedict Interviews