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Novelist, Poet, Critic & Distinguished Professor of English at Brooklyn College

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Benjamin S. Lerner is an American poet, novelist, essayist, and critic. He has been a Fulbright Scholar, a finalist for the National Book Award, a Howard Foundation Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and he is currently a MacArthur Fellow. Lerner teaches at Brooklyn College, where he was named a Distinguished Professor of English in 2016.

Lerner was awarded the Hayden Carruth prize for his cycle of 52 sonnets, The Lichtenberg Figures.In 2004, Library Journal named it one of the year's twelve best books of poetry.

He traveled on a Fulbright Scholarship to Madrid, Spain in 2003 where he wrote his second book, Angle of Yaw, which was published in 2006. It was named a finalist for the National Book Award. Lerner's third poetry collection, Mean Free Path, was published in 2010.

Lerner's first novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, published in 2011, won the Believer Book Award, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award for first fiction and the New York Public Library's Young Lions prize. Excerpts of Lerner's second novel, 10:04, won the Terry Southern Prize from The Paris Review.

His essays, art criticism, and literary criticism have appeared in Art in America, boundary 2, Frieze, Harper's, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and The New Yorker among many other publications.

In 2008, Lerner began editing poetry for Critical Quarterly, a British scholarly publication. In 2016, he became the first poetry editor at Harper's.

He has taught at California College of the Arts, the University of Pittsburgh, and in 2010 joined the faculty of the MFA program at Brooklyn College.

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The Hatred of Poetry

The Hatred of Poetry

10:04: A Novel

10:04: A Novel

Leaving the Atocha Station

Leaving the Atocha Station

Mean Free Path

Mean Free Path

Angle of Yaw

Angle of Yaw

The Lichtenberg Figures (Hayden Carruth Award for New and Emerging Poets)

The Lichtenberg Figures (Hayden Carruth Award for New and Emerging Poets)

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Novelist, Poet, Critic & Distinguished Professor of English at Brooklyn College

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Benjamin Lerner Biography

Benjamin S. Lerner is an American poet, novelist, essayist, and critic. He has been a Fulbright Scholar, a finalist for the National Book Award, a Howard Foundation Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and he is currently a MacArthur Fellow. Lerner teaches at Brooklyn College, where he was named a Distinguished Professor of English in 2016.

Lerner was awarded the Hayden Carruth prize for his cycle of 52 sonnets, The Lichtenberg Figures.In 2004, Library Journal named it one of the year's twelve best books of poetry.

He traveled on a Fulbright Scholarship to Madrid, Spain in 2003 where he wrote his second book, Angle of Yaw, which was published in 2006. It was named a finalist for the National Book Award. Lerner's third poetry collection, Mean Free Path, was published in 2010.

Lerner's first novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, published in 2011, won the Believer Book Award, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award for first fiction and the New York Public Library's Young Lions prize. Excerpts of Lerner's second novel, 10:04, won the Terry Southern Prize from The Paris Review.

His essays, art criticism, and literary criticism have appeared in Art in America, boundary 2, Frieze, Harper's, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and The New Yorker among many other publications.

In 2008, Lerner began editing poetry for Critical Quarterly, a British scholarly publication. In 2016, he became the first poetry editor at Harper's.

He has taught at California College of the Arts, the University of Pittsburgh, and in 2010 joined the faculty of the MFA program at Brooklyn College.

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    Booking fees for Benjamin Lerner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Benjamin Lerner, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Benjamin Lerner for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Benjamin Lerner for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Benjamin Lerner or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Benjamin Lerner or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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