Benjamin Ehrlich is the author of The Dreams of Santiago Ramón y Cajal (Oxford University Press). His work has appeared in New England Review, Nautilus, and The Paris Review Daily. Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Jentel Foundation, and Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts have awarded him residencies. He was a member of the volunteer collective that founded Word Up Community Bookshop in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Ben’s next book, The Brain That Discovered Itself, is under contract with Farrar, Straus and Giroux and is supported by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.