There are some debuts that are truly not to be missed, and this is one of them. Running the Rift, winner of the Bellwether Prize, is a breathtaking novel about a Rwandan runner, trying to make his way to the Olympics during the Hutu-Tutsi conflict. The author is equally fascinating -- Benaron is an Ironman triathlete, former siesmologist, and teacher as well as an accomplished writer.
She’ll be in conversation about her novel, running, and more with fellow author and Runner's World writer Steve Friedman. Friedman’s work has appeared in many magazines, including Outside, GQ, Esquire, New York and Runner’s World, where he is Writer at Large. His stories have been cited in numerous "Best of" collections, including The Best American Essays and The Best American Sports Writing. He is the author of five books, including the recently published Driving Lessons and Lost on Treasure Island and co-author, with legendary Scott Jurek, of Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness, which will be published in June. Steve’s work can be seen at Stevefriedman.net.