Ben Marcus is the author of the novels THE FLAME ALPHABET, NOTABLE AMERICAN WOMEN and two story collections, THE AGE OF WIRE AND STRING and LEAVING THE SEA, both published by Granta. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Paris Review, The Believer, McSweeney’s, Tin House, and Electric Literature. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Award, three Pushcart Prizes, and a Whiting Writer’s Award, among others. In 2008, he was awarded The American Academy of Arts & Letters Morton Dauwen Zabel Award, a biennial award given for progressive, original, experimental tendencies. He is also the editor of NEW AMERICAN STORIES, published by Vintage in the US and Granta in the UK. He lives in New York City and Maine.
Ben’s primary agent is Denise Shannon at the Denise Shannon Literary Agency in New York.