AOT #305: Ben Marcus Podcasts The Flame Alphabet
Ben Marcus is the author of Notable American Women and The Age of Wire and String. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Paris Review, Tin House, and elsewhere. The recipient of three Pushcart Prizes, a Whiting Writers Award, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he is a Professor of Creative Writing at Columbia University. Marcus reads from and discusses The Flame Alphabet, a work of heartbreak and horror about how far we will go, and the sorrows we will endure, in order to protect our families.