Author Eric D. Lehman

Eric D. Lehman teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Bridgeport and his essays, reviews, poems, and stories have been published in dozens of journals and magazines, from Gastronomica to Berfrois. His dozen books include A History of Connecticut Food, Literary Connecticut, A History of Connecticut Wine: Vineyard in Your Backyard, Bridgeport: Tales from the Park City, Hamden: Tales from the Sleeping Giant, Insiders' Guide to Connecticut, The Foundation of Summer, Connecticut Town Greens: History of the State's Common Centers, and Afoot in Connecticut: Journeys in Natural History, nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His biography of Charles Stratton, Becoming Tom Thumb, won the Henry Russell Hitchcock Award from the Victorian Society of America, and was chosen as one of the American Library Association's outstanding university press books of the year. His revolutionary history Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London was a finalist in two categories of the Next Gen Indie Book Awards.  And his novella, Shadows of Paris, was the Novella of the Year from the Next Gen Indie Book Awards, a Silver Medal for Romance from the Foreword Review Indie Book Awards, and a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award.

He believes that history and travel help us know the place we live, and therefore know ourselves.


Watch Eric’s Afoot in Connecticut videos here.

Find out more about Eric at his University of Bridgeport page

Check out Eric at Connecticut Center for the Book.

Watch Eric's appearances (5) in the documentary, The Real Tom Thumb: History's Smallest Superstar, which he filmed with Wingspan Productions and appeared on the BBC4 before being picked up by Real Stories.