Ben Marcus

Ben Marcus
Professor
415 Dodge Hall
212.854.4391
Ben Marcus’ most recent book is Leaving the Sea, a collection of short stories. He is also the author of The Flame Alphabet, Notable American Women, and The Age of Wire and String. His writing has appeared in Harper's, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Granta, The Believer, The New York Times, McSweeney's, Conjunctions, and Tin House. He is the editor of The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories. A second anthology of short stories that he has edited will be published by Vintage in April, 2015. Among his honors are a Whiting Writers Award, a Creative Capital Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in fiction, a literature award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and three Pushcart Prizes. In 2013 he was a Guggenheim Fellow as well as a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. He has been on the faculty at Columbia since 2000.
 
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2011
The Flame Alphabet / Marcus' s fourth book of fiction, The Flame Alphabet, is forthcoming from Knopf in January of 2012....

2010
The Moors / Published in Tin House, Marcus’ short story “The Moors” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize....

2009
Grant in Innovative Literature / Creative Capital, the national organization that supports individual artists, announces the recipients of its 2009 grants....
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