| Ben Marcus|
Short Story, Novel
| New York University;
Brown University, New York University
Whiting Awards, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
The Flame Alphabet, Leaving the Sea: Stories, The Age of Wire and String, Notable American Women, The Father Costume
Heidi Julavits, Jane Marcus, George Saunders, Gary Lutz, Sam Lipsyte
Ben Marcus Wikipedia
Ben Marcus (born 1967) is the author of four books of fiction. His latest book, Leaving the Sea: Stories, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in January 2014.
His stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in publications including Harper's, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Granta, The New York Times, GQ, Salon, McSweeney's, Time, and Conjunctions. He is also the fiction editor of The American Reader.
Marcus grew up in Austin, the son of a retired mathematician and the literary critic and Virginia Woolf scholar Jane Marcus. He received his bachelor's degree in philosophy from New York University and an MFA from Brown University. His father is Jewish and his mother is of Irish Catholic background; Marcus had a Bar Mitzvah.
Marcus is a Professor at Columbia University School of the Arts, and he lives in New York City. He is married to the writer Heidi Julavits. He is the editor of The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, and the fiction editor at The American Reader. For several years he was the fiction editor of Fence.
Marcus' influences include Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, Donald Barthelme, Richard Yates, Flannery O'Connor, Thomas Bernhard, Padgett Powell, J. M. Coetzee, Kōbō Abe, Gary Lutz, and George Saunders.2014 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award shortlist Leaving the Sea
2014 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize, shortlist, The Flame Alphabet
2013 Guggenheim Fellow
2013 Berlin Prize Fellowship
2009 Creative Capital Foundation grant for Innovative Literature
2008 Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
1999 Whiting Award
2000 National Endowment for the Arts, Fellowship in fiction, Creative writing
Pushcart Prize (three times)
Notable American Women (2002)
The Flame Alphabet (2012)
Text for the photography book by Kahn & Selesnick Scotlandfuturebog (2002). Aperture Foundation, New York City, ISBN 0-89381-935-2.
The Father Costume (2002), novella with art by Matthew Ritchie
The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories (2004), editor
The Moors (2010)
The Age of Wire and String (1995), short stories
Leaving the Sea (2014), short stories
Chemical Seuss, from benmarcus.com
Thomas Bernhard, from benmarcus.com
On the Lyric Essay, from benmarcus.com
Why experimental fiction threatens to destroy publishing, Jonathan Franzen, and life as we know it: A correction, a response to an essay by Mr. Franzen, from Harpers.org
"Elevation of the Prison Bed", The Barcelona Review, 1997
"The Dark Arts", The New Yorker, May 20, 2013
"The Loyalty Protocol", Granta 122: Betrayal, Winter 2013 (Subscription Required)
"The Grow Light Blues", The New Yorker, June 22, 2015
Tool, a short story written as a review of a woo
"Cold Little Bird", New Yorker, October 19, 2015