Alexander Maksik

Fiction Writer

Makawao, HI 96768

Author's Bio

Alexander Maksik is the author of three novels: YOU DESERVE NOTHING, A New York Times and IndieBound bestseller; A MARKER TO MEASURE DRIFT, a New York Times Notable Book of 2013, as well as a finalist for the William Saroyan Prize and Le Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger; and, most recently, SHELTER IN PLACE, named one of the best books of the year by The Guardian and The San Francisco Chronicle.

Maksik’s writing has appeared in many publications including Best American Nonrequired ReadingHarper’sTin HouseThe Sewanee ReviewHarvard ReviewThe New York Times Book ReviewThe Atlantic, and Narrative Magazine. His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages.

Maksik is the recipient of A Guggenheim Fellowship, The Andrew Lytle Prize, a Pushcart Prize as well as fellowships from the Truman Capote Literary Trust and The Corporation of Yaddo.

Along with French novelist Colombe Schneck, he is the co-artistic director of the Can Cab Literary Residence in Catalonia, Spain.

Publications & Prizes

Shelter in Place (Europa Editions, 2016)
A Marker to Measure Drift (Knopf, 2012)
You Deserve Nothing (Europa Editions, 2011)
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Guggeheim Fellowship, Pushcart Prize, Andrew Lytle Prize

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Los Angeles, CA
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Last update: May 06, 2019