Ben Lerner discusses his highly anticipated second novel, 10:04, at Foyles
Meet the award-winning poet and innovative novelist Ben Lerner as he offers insight into his expanding literary repertoire and discusses his new novel 10:04. An observational novel that takes place within the cracks between reality and fantasy, 10:04 is an intensely intelligent examination of contemporary western culture. The book follows modern-day New Yorker 'Ben' - a writer whose situation has an uncanny likeness to Lerner himself - and his humourous insights into the tussle between his biological mortality and literary afterlife. Lerner's original writing style places this experimental new work at the forefront of contemporary literature and exposes the reader to the fabricated and fraudulent nature of memory and reality. Lerner's debut novel Leaving the Atocha Station received much critical acclaim, marking him out as a talented experimental writer of multiple forms, and has been described as 'beautiful and touching and precise' for its examination of experience by the Guardian. Enjoy an evening with one of modern literature's rising stars, absorbing Lerner's eloquent insights into literature, art and the world itself. Venue: The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road Tickets: £5.
Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DT
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