Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Benjamin Lorr

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2012, 2018

Benjamin Lorr lives in a small apartment in the West Village of Manhattan. For the six years prior to writing Hell-Bent, he taught high school science and sex education in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He currently consults with New York City public schools. At MacDowell he finished a draft of his second book, The Secret Lives of Groceries.



Benjamin Lorr worked in the Calderwood studio.

In the winter of 1998, motivated by his passion for reading, Stanford Calderwood donated funds for a new writers’ studio. Burr-McCallum Architects of Williamstown, MA, provided the award-winning design in 1999; and the construction of the handsome studio was completed in time for its first artist to arrive early in 2000. With a series of double-hung casement…

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