BENEDICT, Helen. American/British, b. 1952. Genres: Novels, Women's studies and issues, Writing/Journalism. Career: New Wings, Novato, CA, managing editor, 1979; Independent and Gazette, Richmond, CA, reporter and feature writer, 1980; Columbia University, NYC, professor of journalism, 1986-. University of California, Berkeley, visiting lecturer, 1991. Publications: NONFICTION: (with others) Women Making History: Conversations with Fifteen New Yorkers, 1985; Recovery: How to Survive Sexual Assault, 1985, 1994; Safe, Strong, and Streetwise (for young adults), 1987; Portraits in Print, 1991; Virgin or Vamp: How the Press Covers Sex Crimes, 1992. NOVELS: A World Like This, 1990; Bad Angel, 1996; The Sailor's Wife, 2001. Work represented in anthologies, contributor to periodicals. Address: Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, U.S.A.