Mark Richard is the author of two award-winning short story collections, The Ice at the Bottom of the World and Charity, and the novel Fishboy. His short stories and journalism have appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, Vogue, and GQ. He is the recipient of the PEN/Hemingway Award, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a Whiting Foundation Writer's Award. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their three sons.
"Richard's original voices invite you into a world that's both sad and surreal, and always worth the stay." --Kirkus, starred review "Indisputably a master of words...." --Publishers Weekly "There are few writers today whose use of language is as sure, whose dialogue is as quirky, funny and true as Mark Richard's." --The Wall Street Journal "A book of memorable language and moral power. Mark Richard sees far into the hearts of the lost and voiceless people who seem to be everywhere among us, awaiting recognition." --Tom McGuane "You feel a wonderful physical mind in the work of Mark Richard...I love his work." --Barry Hannah