Benjamin Kunkel, novelist and founding editor at n+1, grew up in Colorado. He attended California's rural, all-male Deep Springs College, before finishing his undergraduate degree at Harvard University. He later received an MFA from Columbia University.
Kunkel, who has contributed essays and artic
Playwright Brian Friel grew up in Northern Ireland and attended Ireland's national seminary, Saint Patrick's College. But, instead of becoming a priest, took up teaching and writing. In the late 1950s, his first radio plays aired on the BBC and he began to publish short fiction.
By the mid-1960s,