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Mark Sarvas

Author's Bio

Mark Sarvas's second novel, MEMENTO PARK, will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (World Rights) in 2016. His debut novel, HARRY, REVISED, was published in more than a dozen countries around the world, earning raves from Le Monde to The Australian. A finalist for the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association's 2008 Fiction Award and a Denver Post 2008 Good Read, HARRY, REVISED has been called "A remarkable debut" by Booker Prize winner John Banville, and was compared to John Updike and Phillip Roth by the Chicago Tribune. His book reviews and criticism have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Threepenny Review, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Bookforum, The Huffington Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Barnes and Noble Review, Truthdig, The Modern Word, Boldtype and the Los Angeles Review of Books (where he is a contributing editor). He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and PEN/America, PEN Center USA and has judged the PEN Center USA Fiction Award, the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, the Kirkwood Prize and The Tournament of Books. He is a contributing editor to the Los Angeles Review of Books, and is on the advisory board of The Offing. He began his literary career as the host of the popular and controversial literary weblog “The Elegant Variation” (retired), a Guardian Top 10 Literary Blog, a Forbes Magazine Best of the Web pick, and a Los Angeles Magazine Top L.A. Blog. It has been covered by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Scotsman, Salon, the Christian Science Monitor, Slate, The Village Voice, New York Newsday, The New York Sun, NPR's Day to Day and All Things Considered, and others. His short fiction has appeared in The Drawbridge, Troika Magazine, The Wisconsin Review, Apostrophe, Thought Magazine, Pindeldyboz and as part of the Spoken Interludes, Vermin on the Mount and Swink reading series in Los Angeles. He lives in Santa Monica and teaches advanced novel writing in the UCLA Writers Program.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Memento Park (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2017), Harry, Revised (Bloomsbury USA, 2008)

Mark Sarvas Resume

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
The Great Gatsby Disgrace Housekeeping
Favorite Authors:
John Banville

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Listing last updated: January 3, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
Hungarian
Born in:
NY, NY
Raised in:
NY, NY
Agent:
Simon Lipskar

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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