David Markson's novel Wittgenstein's Mistress was acclaimed by David Foster Wallace as "pretty much the high point of experimental fiction in this country." His other novels, including Reader's Block, Springer's Progress, and Vanishing Point, have expanded this high reputation. His novel The Ballad of Dingus Magee was made into the film Dirty Dingus Magee, which starred Frank Sinatra, and he is also the author of three crime novels. Born in Albany, New York, he has long lived in New York City.
"Finally, a prose sequel to T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land. This is really a work of genius."--Ann Beattie "Hypnotic... a profoundly rewarding read."--Kurt Vonnegut