Joseph McElroy & Ben Marcus

Please join us on Wednesday, February 23rd at 7:30 for a night of innovative fiction with authors Ben Marcus and Joseph McElroy.

Joseph McElroy was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1930. He was educated
at Williams College and Columbia University. He is the author of nine
novels, including A Smuggler’s Bible , Hind’s Kidnap, Ancient History:
A Paraphase, Lookout Cartridge, Plus, Women and Men, The Letter Left
to Me, Actress in the House, and Cannonball (forthcoming). In late
June 2010, his short novella Preparations for Search will be published
by Small Anchor Press. A volume of short fiction, Night Soul and Other
Stories, will be published by Dalkey Archive Press in the Fall of
2010. A volume of his essays, Exponential, has been published in
Italy. He received the Award in Literature from the American Academy
of Arts and Letters and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller,
and Ingram Merrill Foundations, and the National Endowment for the
Arts. Among other universities he has taught at Columbia, Johns
Hopkins, Temple, NYU,  the University of Paris,  and the City
University of New York.

Ben Marcus is the author of three books of fiction: Notable American
Women, The Father Costume, and The Age of Wire and String. His novel,
The Flame Alphabet, is forthcoming from Pantheon. His stories, essays,
and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including
Harper’s, The Paris Review, The Believer, The New York Times, Salon,
McSweeney’s, Time, Conjunctions, Nerve, Black Clock, Grand Street,
Cabinet, Parkett, The Village Voice, Poetry, and BOMB. He is the
editor of The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, and for
several years he was the fiction editor of Fence. He has recently
served as the guest fiction editor for Guernica Magazine. He is a 2009
recipient of a grant for Innovative Literature from the Creative
Capital Foundation. In 2008 he received the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award
from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and he has also
received a Whiting Writers Award, a National Endowment for the Arts
Fellowship in fiction, three Pushcart Prizes, and a fiction fellowship
from the Howard Foundation of Brown University, where he taught for
several years before joining the faculty at Columbia University’s
School of the Arts.

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