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Writer Benjamin Cheever.

Benjamin Cheever is the son of the late John Cheever. Ben is also a writer, and he grew up in the shadow of his father's fame. He's just written his first novel, for which he says he finally found his own voice, separate from his father's. "The Plagiarist" (Atheneum) is loosely based on Ben's life, and the time he spent working at "Reader's Digest" magazine. Ben was also the editor of "The Letters of John Cheever," published in 1988.

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Other segments from the episode on May 29, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 29, 1992: Interview with Benjamin Cheever; Interview with Amy Madigan; Review of the film "Sister Act."

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