A question for Benjamin Cort

Q: What work of art has been the most inspiring for you?

A: Eragon by Christopher Paolini springs to mind. I read it when I was little and fell in love, and am still so incredibly impressed by the fact that he wrote it as a teen fresh out of high school. Part of the inspiration is good old jealousy. I joke a lot to my friends about how far behind him I slip with each passing year of age. But more than that, I think the book goes to show that you can never be too young, too new, or too inexperienced to make something great if you’re willing to work hard at it.


Benjamin Cort’s story “Bluebird” will be published on Friday, 27 October 2017.
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About Benjamin Cort

Benjamin Cort hopes to be a doctor sometime before he dies and drinks an unhealthy amount of tea. He spends most of his money on board games and maple cream cookies from CVS. He likes to play guitar, but doesn’t do it all that well, and the majority of his musical repertoire consists of Matchbox 20 covers. He often wears a blue knit hat, given to him by a nice old lady on the Appalachian Trail, which he secretly hopes is lucky.


Benjamin Cort’s story “Bluebird” will be published on Friday, 27 October 2017.
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