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Melanie Benjamin

Melanie Benjamin

Author Interview - Melanie Benjamin

Author I draw inspiration from:  Edna Ferber – an odd choice, I know.  But she was a successful author who wrote about strong women, and was a real pro.

Author Interview - Melanie Benjamin

Author Interview - Melanie Benjamin

Favorite place to read a book:  On the beach!

Book character I’d like to be stuck in an elevator with:  Count Rostov from A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW

Author Interview - Melanie Benjamin

Author Interview - Melanie Benjamin

The moment I knew I wanted to become an author:  When a dear friend, out of the blue, said she always thought that I should be one. 

Hardback, paperback, ebook or audiobook:  All of the above except for audiobook; I’m a visual learner.

The last book I read:  A galley of a new book coming out in the fall, THE SISTERS OF SUMMIT AVENUE by Lynn Cullen

Author Interview - Melanie Benjamin

Author Interview - Melanie Benjamin

Pen & paper or computer:  Computer

Book character I think I’d be best friends with:  Elizabeth Bennet

Author Interview - Melanie Benjamin

Author Interview - Melanie Benjamin

Pride and Prejudice
By Jane Austen

If I wasn’t an author, I’d be a:  Film critic

Favorite decade in fashion history:  Late 1940s, beginning with Christian Dior’s “New Look,” until the mid-1960s (ending with Mary Quant).

Place I’d most like to travel:  The Galapagos Islands

My signature drink:  Gin and tonic, the tonic water has to be high quality, with a lemon, not a lime.

Favorite artist:  Marc Chagall

Number one on my bucket list:  See the Northern Lights while staying in the Ice Hotel in Norway

Find more from Melanie Benjamin here:

 MelanieBen (Twitter), melaniebenjamin_author (Instagram), Melanie Benjamin, Author (Facebook)

Author Interview - Melanie Benjamin

Author Interview - Melanie Benjamin

Mistress of the Ritz: A Novel
By Melanie Benjamin
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The Daughter's Tale

The Daughter's Tale

Mistress of the Ritz

Mistress of the Ritz

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