Ben Tarnoff has worked at Lapham’s Quarterly and his writing has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle. In 2012, Penguin Books published A COUNTERFEITER'S PARADISE. In March 2014, his book, THE BOHEMIANS: MARK TWAIN AND THE SAN FRANCISCO WRITERS WHO REINVENTED AMERICAN LITERATURE was published. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard in 2007. He lives in New York City.
Tarnoff breathes fresh life into his narrative with vivid details from the archives… giving us a rich portrait of a lost world overflowing with new wealth and new talent… [A] stylish and fast-paced literary history. - San Francisco Chronicle
Adeptly wrapping a wonderful story around these young writers; Tarnoff glides smoothly along….[A] delightful book. -Boston Globe, on THE BOHEMIANS