'Guest Boy,' the first novel of Marbrook's 'Light Piercing Water' trilogy (2012, Mira Publishing House Ltd, Leeds, UK), debuted at the London Book Fair in April 2012 and is available on Amazon and other online sellers and bookstores in Europe (see 2-minute videos by Brent Robison about these books on his Youtube page). It will soon be available as an e-book. His novella, 'Saraceno' (2012, Bliss Plot Press, Mt. Tremper, NY) is available in paper, ebook, and audio. His second book of poems, 'Brushstrokes and Glances' (2010, Deerbrook Editions), has been reviewed in 'Prairie Schooner' and other journals, as has 'Far from Algiers' (2008, Kent State University Press, winner of the 2007 Wick Prize and the 2010 International Book Award in poetry). His other novellas are 'Artemisia's Wolf' (2011, Prakash Books, India) and 'Alice Miller's Room' (1999, OnlineOriginals.com, UK). Poems and an interview are on the ‘From the Fishouse’ website. The August 2011 ‘Chronogram’ includes a story, "The Literary Palette of Djelloul Marbrook." Recent poems have appeared in 'American Poetry Review', 'Orbis', 'Barrow Street', 'poemeleon', 'Fledgling Rag', 'Daylight Burglary', 'Le Zaporogue', 'ReDactions', 'Istanbul Literary Review', 'Reed', 'The Ledge', 'Oberon', 'Meadowland Review', 'The Same', 'Long Island Quarterly', 'Atticus', 'Damazine' (Damascus), and 'Arabesques Cultural and Literary Review' (Algeria) A recent short memoir was published in ‘Northport Journal’ (NY). His short fiction has been published by ‘Orbis’ (UK), ‘Potomac Review’ (MD), ‘Prima Materia’ (NY), and ‘Breakfast All Day’ (UK). Born in Algiers of an American mother and an Algerian father, he grew up in Brooklyn and Long Island and attended Dwight Prep and Columbia. He is a U.S. Navy veteran and a retired newspaper editor (Providence ‘Journal’, Elmira ‘Star-Gazette’, Baltimore ‘Sun’, Washington ‘Star’, and Winston-Salem ‘Journal’, among others). He lives in the mid-Hudson Valley with his wife Marilyn.
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Listing last updated: September 20, 2012