Walter Benjamin Thompson was born and raised in Nashville. He received his M.F.A. in Fiction from the University of Wisconsin in 2008, and was the 2014 Halls Emerging Artist Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. He has over seven years' experience in the teaching of writing and literature at both the high school and college levels. His fiction has recently appeared in The Writing Disorder, Carolina Quarterly, Slush Pile Magazine, and American Short Fiction. He is at work on a novel, tentatively titled Anchorage. He served as the 2016-17 George Bennett Fellow at Phillips Exeter Academy.
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