Ben Mauk is a writer from Baltimore.
He has written for The New York Times Magazine, Harper's Magazine, The New Yorker, The Guardian, frieze magazine, 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 Scholar, and a grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award. In 2018, he was a finalist for a National Magazine Award in feature writing. He has also received honors from the Western Writers of America and the Overseas Press Club of America.
He lives in Berlin.