Anne de Marcken

Poet, Fiction Writer

Olympia, WA
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Author's Bio

Anne de Marcken is a writer and interdisciplinary artist. Her credits include durational writing projects, hybrid narratives, short and feature-length films and site-specific installations. She approaches creative work as a process of critical inquiry, centering questions of impermanence, invisibility and the abject. She is author of the lyric novella The Accident: An Account (Spuyten Duyvil, 2020), and her writing has appeared in Best New American Voices, Ploughshares, Narrative, Entropy, on NPR’s Selected Shorts and elsewhere. Recent process-based installations include Hinterlands of Paris (2020), Paris Chopped & Screwed (2019), Invisible Ink: Homeless (2018), Invisible Ink: Reparations (2017) and The Redaction Project (2016). She is also known for the gender-queer experimental feature Group (2002). Anne is editor and publisher of The 3rd Thing, an independent press dedicated to intersectional, interdisciplinary work. You can see more about Anne at https://annedemarcken.com, and more about The 3rd Thing at https://the3rdthing.press.

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Anthologies:
Best New American Voices (Harcourt, 2007)
,
The Way We Knew It (Vermont College, 2006)
Book:
The Accident: An Account (Spuyten Duyvil, 2020)

Poetry

Book:
The Accident: An Account (Spuyten Duyvil, 2020)
Prizes won: 
  • Dzanc Novella Prize 2020, Finalist
  • Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest (2018) Winner, Carmen Maria Machado, judge
  • Narrative Fall Fiction Contest (2017) Finalist
  • Bellingham Review Tobias Wolff Award in Fiction (2017) Finalist
  • Iowa Short Fiction Award (2017) Semi-finalist
  • Glimmer Train Fiction Open Award (2013) Finalist
  • Mary C. Mohr Short Fiction Award (2010) Winner. Alan Cheuse, judge
  • Salem College 2010 International Literary Awards, Fiction (2010) Honorable Mention
  • Bellingham Review Tobias Wolff Award in Fiction (2010) Finalist
  • A Room of Her Own Orlando Prize for Short Fiction (2010) Finalist
  • Gulf Coast Fiction Prize (2010) Finalist
  • Iowa Short Fiction Award (2009) Semi-finalist
  • Cutthroat Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award (2009) Finalist
  • Zoetrope: All Story Short Fiction Contest (2009) Honorable Mention. Yiyun Li, judge
  • Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award (2009) Second Place
  • Glimmer Train Family Matters Fiction Award (2009) Finalist
  • Symphony Space Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize (2008) Winner. Amy Hempel, judge
  • Nimrod Katherine Anne Porter Prize (2008) Honorable Mention
  • Glimmer Train Family Matters Fiction Award (2008) Finalist
  • Glimmer Train Fiction Open Award (2007) Finalist
  • Nimrod Katherine Anne Porter Prize (2007) Semi-finalist
  • Howard Frank Mosher Prize for Short Fiction (2006) Winner

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
To Limn / Lying In by J'Lyn Chapman

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Feminist, LGBTQ
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Born in: 
Boston, MA
Massachusetts
Raised in: 
Lake Tahoe, CA
California
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Last update: Jan 05, 2021