DEPARTMENT OF WRITING, LITERATURE & PUBLISHING
B.S. Northwestern University
Benoit Denizet-Lewis is a magazine writer and a New York Times bestselling author. He contributes primarily to The New York Times Magazine, where he began in 2002. He has published dozens of features and cover pieces for the magazine, immersing himself inside the lives of fraternity brothers, openly gay middle-schoolers, men on the "Down Low," young same-sex couples in Massachusetts, addicts trying to drink themselves to death, and gays trying to go straight.
The former editor-in-chief of the Boston-based Good Men Project, Benoit's writing has also appeared in Sports Illustrated, The New Republic, Details, The Advocate, Slate, Salon, Spin, and many others. Benoit is a former staff writer at the San Francico Chronicle and senior writer at Boston Magazine.
Benoit is the author of three books published by Simon & Schuster. His most recent, Travels With Casey, was published in July 2014 and made the New York Times bestseller list its first week. The book was also named People Magazine's "Book of the Week" and Time Magazine's "Book Culture" pick. USA TODAY named Benoit its "hot summer author."
A graduate of Northwestern University, Benoit has taught magazine and nonfiction writing at Northeastern, Tufts, and The College of Wooster, where he served as the Merton M. Sealts Jr. Writer-in-Residence. He has been awarded fellowships by The MacDowell Colony and the Alicia Patterson Foundation and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The O'Reilly Factor, Anderson Cooper 360, and NPR's Talk of the Nation and Here & Now.
In September 2014, The Advocate named Benoit one of the 50 "most influential" LGBT people in media.