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Ben Lerner

Biography

Ben Lerner

Ben Lerner was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1979. He has been a Fulbright Fellow, a finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry, a Howard Foundation Fellow, and a Guggenheim Fellow. His first novel, LEAVING THE ATOCHA STATION, won the 2012 Believer Book Award, and excerpts from 10:04 have been awarded The Paris Review’s Terry Southern Prize. He has published three poetry collections: THE LICHTENBURG FIGURES, ANGLE OF YAW, and MEAN FREE PATH. Lerner is a professor of English at Brooklyn College.

Ben Lerner

Books by Ben Lerner

by Ben Lerner - Fatherhood, Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction

In the last year, the narrator of 10:04 has enjoyed unlikely literary success, has been diagnosed with a potentially fatal medical condition, and has been asked by his best friend to help her conceive a child. In a New York of increasingly frequent superstorms and social unrest, he must reckon with his own mortality and the prospect of fatherhood in a city that might soon be underwater.