Benjamin Dreyer

Benjamin performed on stage at Joe’s Pub in our February 6, 2024 edition of Seriously Entertaining, speaking on the evening’s theme, “Just One of Those Things.”

Benjamin Dreyer, author of the New York Times bestseller Dreyer’s English, is the recently retired copy chief and managing editor of the Random House division of Penguin Random House. Over the course of his thirty-year career he has worked with innumerable authors, including Michael Chabon, E. L. Doctorow, Peter Straub, and Elizabeth Strout, whose last seven books he has copyedited.

Purchase this writer’s book via our virtual storefront on, the bookselling platform that supports independent bookstores. A portion of proceeds from all book purchases will go toward helping support SpeakEasy’s nonprofit mission and our literary programs on stage, in schools, and on the road with The SpeakEasy Bookmobile.