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Ben Lerner


Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20200124

Kansas native Ben Lerner often weaves personal experiences into his writing, which is particularly apparent in his third novel, The Topeka School, a finalist for the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award. While UMKC's Cockefair Chair Writer in Residence, Lerner performs his first public reading of the novel at the Kansas City Public Library. A 2007 interview and more from this 2019 program with Ben Lerner are also available in our audio archives.

| Subject Matter: Language, Topeka, Autofiction | Interview Year: 2019 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: MacArthur Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship |

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