Young lovers: gorgeous, certain. Oh, well.
Elizabeth Benedict’s five novels include Slow Dancing, a finalist for the 1985 National Book Award for a first work of fiction. Her nonfiction includes The Joy of Writing Sex: A Guide for Fiction Writers, and she contributes essays and articles to many national periodicals. Benedict edited two anthologies, Mentors, Muses & Monsters: 30 Writers on the People Who Changed Their Lives and What My Mother Gave Me: 31 Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most (Algonquin, 2013). She lives in New York and the Boston area.
Photograph by Emma Dodge Hanson.