Benjamin Nugent Biography


Benjamin Nugent is an American writer. Benjamin Nugent is not dating anyone presently.

More about the relationship

Benjamin Nugent is currently possibly single.

Previously, he was in a relationship with an actress Mindy Kaling. They started to date each other in 2008 but were separated in 2012.

Relationship Facts of Benjamin Nugent

  • Benjamin Nugent is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Benjamin Nugent?

Benjamin Nugent is an American writer. He is best known for the book American Nerd: The Story of My People and Good Kids.

Benjamin Nugent: Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Siblings, Education

This author was born in 1977 in Massachusetts, the United States. He belongs to Irish descent.

His father’s name is Conn Nugent, and his mother’s name is Linda Baker. He has a sister named Annie Baker, who is a playwright and teacher.

Nugent attended Amherst-Pelham Regional High School. He graduated from Reed College. He earned his MFA in fiction from the Iowa writer’s workshop.

Benjamin Nugent: Career, Professional Life

Benjamin Nugent is the author of the novel ‘Good Kids‘ published by Scribner. He also wrote cultural history ‘American Nerd’, and Elliott Smith and The Big Nothing.

Ben Nugent compellingly and sympathetically portrays an enormously gifted artist Elliott. Nugent focuses on the crucial interplay between Smith’s life and music.

Good Kids was his fiction debut. This book is a romantic tragicomedy about a teenage boy and girl who discover his dad is having an affair with her mom.

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Caption: Benjamin Nugent smile (Source: Good Reads)

His short stories have appeared in ‘Tin House‘,’ The Paris Review‘, ‘Vice‘, and been included in ‘Best American short stories and ‘The Unprofessional: New American Writing from the Paris Review’. ‘Fraternity‘ is his collection from Farrar, Straws, and ‘Giroux’.

Likely, Benjamin’s journalism has appeared in ‘Times Magazine’, The New York Times, ‘GQ’, and ‘The Washington Post‘. He is the winner of the Paris Review’s 2019 Terry Southern Prize.

Benjamin Nugent: Salary, Net Worth

The average salary of an author in the US is $61,000. Meanwhile, according to some sources, Benjamin has a net worth of $4 million as of 2022.

Benjamin Nugent: Rumor, Controversy

There is no rumor and scandals about Nugent. Meanwhile, he has managed to keep himself out of any rumors and controversies. He is doing great in his career.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Benjamin Nugent has a decent height equivalent to his weight. Likely, he has blonde hair and blue eyes.

Social Media Profile

Benjamin is not active on any social media including Instagram and Twitter but has a Facebook account. He also has his own website.


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