Ben Mauk is a writer from Baltimore.
He has written for The New York Times Magazine, Harper's Magazine, The New Yorker online, The Guardian, frieze magazine, the London Review of Books, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many other publications.
He has taught literature and creative writing at the University of Iowa. He co-founded and directs the Berlin Writers' Workshop.
He is a graduate of Cornell University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, a former Fulbright fellow, and a grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award. He has also received awards, honors, and citations from the American Society of Magazine Editors, the Western Writers of America, and the Overseas Press Club of America.
He lives in Berlin.