Helen Benedict is the author of five novels and five books of nonfiction. Her latest novel, The Edge of Eden, was published in November, 2009 by Soho Press.
"An armchair traveler's delight, Benedict's novel is an amusingly poignant look at the British abroad in the spirit of Evelyn Waugh." (Publishers Weekly, Sept. 2009)
"Benedict offers an engaging, lush portrait of envy, desire, and the insatiable lure of the exotic and unknown." (Booklist, Oct. 2009)
“Benedict, an author of both fiction and nonfiction (Sailor’s Wife; Virgin or Vamp), offers distinctive cross-cultural insights as well as a cadre of satiric and fascinating characters, and the result is a story that is both touching and humorous. Highly recommended “ (Library Journal, Nov, 2009)
Benedict's sixth and forthcoming novel, Sand Queen, set in the Iraq War, is due to be published in the fall of 2011 by Soho Press.
For a profile of Benedict and her husband, the writer Stephen O'Connor, go to www.chronogram.com