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Djelloul Marbrook

Author's Bio

'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 book two will be out in 2014. "Guest Boy' is available in paper and e-book on Amazon and other online sellers and bookstores in the U.S. and Europe. (See 2-minute videos on the Marbrook website). 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.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Brushstrokes and Glances (Deerbrook Editions, 2010), Far from Algiers (Kent State University Press, 2008)
Journals:
Aesthetica Magazine U.K., American Poetry Review, Attic Magazine, Atticus Review, Barrow Street, Damazine, Hot Metal Bridge, Istanbul Literary Review, Oberon, Pirene's Fountain, Poemeleon, Poets Against the War, Potomac Review, Reed Magazine, The Arabesques Review, The Ledge, The Meadowland Review, The Same, Van Gogh's Ear
Prizes:
Djelloul Marbrook’s book of poems, ‘Far from Algiers’ (Kent State University Press, 2008) was selected by Toi Derricotte for the 2007 Stan and Tom Wick Prize and also won the 2010 International Book Award in poetry. His short story, “Artists' Hill,” taken from the ‘Light Piercing Water’ trilogy, won the ‘Literal Latté’ fiction prize in 2008.

Djelloul Marbrook Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Watch by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya, Alexander Hamilton (bio) by Ron Chernow, George Washington (bio) by Ron Chernow, The Gate of Horn, Freedom Hill, North Star by Louis Asekoff , Questions for the Sphinx by Stuart Bartow
Favorite Books:
'Heavenly Questions,' poems by Gjertrud Schnackenberg; 'C.P.Cavafy 'Poems'; Hart Crane's 'The Bridge and Other Poems'; 'Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans,' by Dan Baum
Favorite Authors:
William Yeats, W.H. Auden, George Chapman, George Herbert, Andrew Marvell, John Clare, A. Alvarez, Gjertrud Schnackenberg, Mark Helprin, A.S. Byatt, Iris Murdoch, Vladimir Nabokov

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Listing last updated: July 20, 2013

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