Melanie Benjamin

Melanie Benjamin

Melanie Benjamin is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling historical novels The Swans of Fifth Avenue, The Aviator's Wife, and Mistress of the Ritz. Her latest, The Children’s Blizzard, is the 2021 One Book South Dakota, offering a deeply researched and fictionalized take on the deadly storm that swept through Dakota Territory in January 1888. An Indiana native, Benjamin lives on the East Coast and puts her theatrical training to use at literary events.


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