Ben Lerner is a poet, novelist, and critic. He has received fellowships from the Fulbright, Guggenheim, and MacArthur Foundations, among other honors. He is the author of two novels (10:04 and Leaving the Atocha Station), three books of poetry (The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw, and Mean Free Path), and a work of criticism (The Hatred of Poetry). The Lichtenberg Figures and its German translation won the Preis der Stadt Münster für Europäische Poesie. Recent collaborations with artists include Blossom with Thomas Demand, The Polish Rider with Anna Ostoya, and The Snows of Venice with Alexander Kluge. He is Distinguished Professor of English at Brooklyn College in the City University of New York. His new novel, The Topeka School, is forthcoming.
As of January 2019