Ben Marcus

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Notes from the Fog by Ben Marcus review – electrifying dystopia
These spectacular stories offer a chilling vision of what lies in store for America

Anthony Cummins

18, Nov, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Top 10 contemporary short stories
Ahead of 2017’s National short story prize, Jon McGregor reluctantly chooses ‘swoony’ work from recent years showing some of the ways to write them well

Jon McGregor

13, Sep, 2017 @11:57 AM

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Granta: Best of Young American Novelists 3 – review
Ben Lerner, Jen George and Mark Doten stand out in an impressive, largely avant-garde collection of stories

William Skidelsky

07, May, 2017 @6:30 AM

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The age of anxiety: what does Granta’s best young authors list say about America?
The US is in crisis - what about its literature? Michelle Dean reports on the 2017 Granta list of writers under 40, which is as diverse as the country itself

Michelle Dean

26, Apr, 2017 @3:50 PM

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New American Stories edited by Ben Marcus review – a landmark anthology
Pre-9/11 US literature reflected a national self-image that was fundamentally benign. That era is over, judging by this collection

James Lasdun

12, Aug, 2015 @5:30 AM

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Leaving the Sea by Ben Marcus review – Original and powerful short stories

Marcus's collection explores profound themes of guilt and sexuality in a unique experimental style, writes Stuart Kelly

Stuart Kelly

16, Apr, 2014 @8:00 AM

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Leaving the Sea by Ben Marcus; All the Rage by AL Kennedy – review

Two assured collections of short stories offer perspectives on love that aren't for the faint of heart, writes Clare Wigfall

Clare Wigfall

23, Mar, 2014 @11:05 AM

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The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus – review

This dystopic masterpiece is both fascinating and beautiful – and it completely does your head in, says Nicholas Lezard

Nicholas Lezard

30, Apr, 2013 @11:41 AM

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The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus - review
James Lasdun wonders if a book about language can work as a thriller

James Lasdun

07, Jun, 2012 @7:00 AM

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