Margaret Benbow

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Occupation Writer
Location United States
Interests Supporting the ACLU. Animal rights. And for fun: Reading memoirs, poetry and mysteries; biking, admiring dogs, baking with gusto rather than expertise, watching great movies with friends and family.
Favorite Movies Blue, White, Red (Trilogy by Kieslowski); Red Beard, and anything else directed by Kurosawa; Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders);most of Werner Herzog's movies; *The Searchers*, with John Wayne;films by Kaurismaaki and Patrice Leconte; any movies with the actors Daniel Auteuil, Anna Karina, Mathieu Almaric, Toshiro Mifune, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Anouk Aimee, or Tadanobu Asano (especially his *The Last Life in the Universe*). These are favorites.
Favorite Music Opera, blues, French cabaret singers, the Hasidic rapper Matisyahu, the Egyptian icon Oum Kaltoum
Favorite Books *Jane Eyre* is my lifetime favorite novel. Colette is my favorite writer. Recently I've enjoyed Fred Vargas's Inspector Adamsberg mysteries, Mark Bittner's one-of-a-kind memoir *The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill*, Mark Reynolds' Hemingway biography, and Michael Perry's book of essays, *Population: 485*