Ben Marcus, 19th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Ben Marcus

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center

Author/Artist Bio

Ben Marcus is the author of The Age of Wire and String, published recently by Alfred A. Knopf. His short fiction has appeared in Grand Street, The Iowa Review, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Mississippi Review, The Quarterly, Conjunctions, and Story Quarterly. He was born in Chicago in 1967 and grew up in the Midwest and in Europe, New York and Texas. His undergraduate degree was earned in philosophy at New York University. He received an M.F.A. from Brown University, and has since taught writing in New York, Texas, and Virginia. He is a senior editor of the literary journal Conjunctions, and will present a section of new fiction chosen for the spring issue, "Sticks and Stones." Presently he lives in Virginia, where he is an assistant professor at Old Dominion University.


Marucs read on Saturday, October 12 at the Chandler Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center in Norfolk, Virginia at 4:30pm.


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