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Ben Marcus

Ben Marcus is the author of Notable American Women and The Age of Wire and String. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Paris Review, Tin House, and elsewhere. The recipient of three Pushcart Prizes, a Whiting Writers Award, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he is a Professor of Creative Writing at Columbia University and lives in New York City.

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New American Stories
Written by Ben Marcus
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 7, 2015
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8041-7354-4 (0-8041-7354-0)

Ben Marcus, one of the most innovative and vital writers of this generation, delivers a stellar anthology of the best short fiction being written today in America

In New American Stories, Ben Marcus has collected a diverse, exciting, and wholly unique book of contemporary American fiction writers. Herein are the luminaries of... Read more






Leaving the Sea
Written by Ben Marcus
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2014
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-73998-8 (0-307-73998-8)

By turns hilarious and heartfelt, dark and illuminative, Ben Marcus’s Leaving the Sea is a ground breaking collection of stories from one of the single most vital, extraordinary, and unique writers of his generation.

In the heartfelt “I Can Say Many Nice Things,” a washed-up writer toying with infidelity leads a... Read more






Leaving the Sea
Written by Ben Marcus
Knopf | Hardcover | January 2014
$25.95/28.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-37938-2 (0-307-37938-8)

From one of the most innovative and vital writers of his generation, an extraordinary collection of stories that showcases his gifts—and his range—as never before.

In the hilarious, lacerating “I Can Say Many Nice Things,” a washed-up writer toying with infidelity leads a creative writing workshop on board a cruise... Read more






The Flame Alphabet
Written by Ben Marcus
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2012
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-73997-1 (0-307-73997-X)

 
In The Flame Alphabet, the most maniacally gifted writer of our generation delivers a novel about how far we will go in order to protect our loved ones.
 
The sound of children's speech has become lethal. In the park, adults wither beneath the powerful screams of their offspring. For young parents Sam...

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The Flame Alphabet
Written by Ben Marcus
Knopf | Hardcover | January 2012
$25.95/29.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-37937-5 (0-307-37937-X)

In The Flame Alphabet, the most maniacally gifted writer of our generation delivers a work of heartbreak and horror, a novel about how far we will go, and the sorrows we will endure, in order to protect our families.
 
A terrible epidemic has struck the country and the sound of... Read more






The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories
Edited by Ben Marcus
Anchor | Trade Paperback | August 2004
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3482-6 (1-4000-3482-5)

“In twenty-nine separate but ingenious ways, these stories seek permanent residence within a reader. They strive to become an emotional or intellectual cargo that might accompany us wherever, or however, we go. . . . If we are made by what we read, if language truly builds people into what they... Read more






Notable American Women
Written by Ben Marcus
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2002
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-71378-1 (0-375-71378-6)

Ben Marcus achieved cult status and gained the admiration of his peers with his first book, The Age of Wire and String. With Notable American Women he goes well beyond that first achievement to create something radically wonderful, a novel set in a world so fully imagined that it creates its... Read more





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