Professor Ben Markovits

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Benjamin Markovits, BA (Yale), MPhil (Oxford) has published eight novels, The Syme Papers (Faber, 2004), Either Side of Winter (Faber, 2005), Imposture (Faber, 2007), A Quiet Adjustment (Faber, 2008), Playing Days (Faber, 2010)  Childish Loves (Faber, 2011), You Don't Have to Live Like This (Faber, 2015), and A Weekend in New York (Faber, 2018). Imposture, A Quiet Adjustment and Childish Loves make up a trilogy of novels about Lord Byron. He was awarded a fellowship to the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies in 2009, and won a Pushcart Prize for his short story 'Another, Sad, Bizarre Chapter in Human History'. In 2015 he was awarded an Eccles Centre Fellowship from the British Library and won the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction (for You Don't Have to Live Like This.) In 2017, his short story 'The Collector' was shortlisted for the BBC Short Story Award. He has published essays, stories, poetry and reviews on subjects ranging from the Romantics to American sports in The Guardian, Granta, The Paris Review, and The New York Times, among other publications. Christmas in Austin (Faber, 2019) will be published in November, and Home Games, his first novel for children, will be published in February (Harper Collins, 2020).

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