Ben Lerner

Ben Lerner is a poet, novelist, essayist, and critic. He has been a Fulbright scholar, a finalist for the National Book Award, a Howard Foundation fellow, and a Guggenheim fellow. In 2011 he won the Preis der Stadt Müenster für Internationale Poesie, the first American to receive this honor. He is the author of a novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, and the poetry collections The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw, and Mean Free Path. Lerner is a professor of English at Brooklyn College.

  • Leaving the Atocha Station

    By Ben Lerner

    Read by Ben Lerner

    An intelligent and inspired debut novel from the National Book Award finalist Ben Lerner.

    "I enjoyed it so much I read it twice (and laughed out loud both times)." - Lorin Stein, The Paris Review

    Released September 27, 2011
    English, Unabridged

  • 10:04

    By Ben Lerner

    Read by Eric Michael Summerer

    An utterly original novel about making art, love, and children during the twilight of an empire.

    One of the 100 Notable Books of 2014. "...frequently brilliant...Lerner writes with a poet's attention to language, and manages to make his preoccupation with identity more than solipsistic." - The New York Times

    Released September 23, 2014
    English, Unabridged