19th Annual Literary Festival
19th Annual Literary Festival
Old Dominion University
October 10-13, 1996

Ben Marcus

Ben Marcus is the author of The Age of Wire and String, published recently by Alfred A. Knopf. His short fiction has appeared in Grand Street, The Iowa Review, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Mississippi Review, The Quarterly, Conjunctions, and Story Quarterly. He was born in Chicago in 1967 and grew up in the Midwest and in Europe, New York and Texas. His undergraduate degree was earned in philosophy at New York University. He received an M.F.A. from Brown University, and has since taught writing in New York, Texas, and Virginia. He is a senior editor of the literary journal Conjunctions, and will present a section of new fiction chosen for the spring issue, "Sticks and Stones." Presently he lives in Virginia, where he is an assistant professor at Old Dominion University.     [extracted from 1996 brochure]

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