Benjamin Lebert

Benjamin Lebert

Photo by Amrei-Marie, 2009
Born (1982-01-09) 9 January 1982
Freiburg, West Germany
Occupation Writer
Notable works Crazy

Benjamin Lebert (born 9 January 1982) is a German writer. He was born in Freiburg. His first novel Crazy, was published when Lebert was only 16 years old.[1] The international bestseller about a handicapped teenage rebel has been licensed to 33 nations and was made into a feature film by Hans-Christian Schmid (see here), and has drawn comparisons to Jerome Salinger's Catcher in the Rye.[2] In 2003, Lebert published a second novel, Der Vogel ist ein Rabe (The Bird Is a Raven).

Lebert lives in Hamburg and writes journalistic articles for the young-adult supplement of the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Bibliography in English


  1. Jeremy Fisher. "Review about Benjamin Lebert: Crazy". Goethe-Institut Australien. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  2. "Shades of Holden Caulfield in the wicked city, on the lam from Pencey Prep". Kirkus' Reviews. 21 April 2000. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  3. "Flug der Pelikane (Pelicans in Flight)". New Books in German Journal. 2009. Retrieved 17 February 2012.

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