Mark Sarvas

Location Los Angeles, CA
Occupation Author

About Me

Mark Sarvas lives the quiet life in Santa Monica. His debut novel, HARRY, REVISED, was published by Bloomsbury in May 2008, and will follow in more than a dozen countries around the world. The paperback edition is being released in 2009, and the novel was a Denver Post Best Book of 2008, and a finalist for the Fiction Prize of the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association.

He is best known as the host of the popular and controversial literary weblog “The Elegant Variation”, a Guardian Top 10 Literary Blog, a Forbes Magazine Best of the Web pick, and a Los Angeles Magazine Top L.A. Blog. It has been covered by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Scotsman, Salon, the Christian Science Monitor, Slate, The Denver Post, The Village Voice, New York Newsday, The New York Sun, NPR's Day to Day and All Things Considered and numerous other fine publications.

His book reviews and criticism have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, The Threepenny Review, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Barnes & Noble Review, Truthdig, The Modern Word, Boldtype and the Los Angeles Review, and he is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. He has written episodic comedy for HBO and Showtime as well as screenplays for Warner Brothers, producer David Foster, and the World Entertainment and Business Network. His fiction has appeared in Troika Magazine, The Wisconsin Review, Apostrophe, Thought Magazine, Pindeldyboz and as part of the Spoken Interludes, Vermin on the Mount and Swink reading series in Los Angeles.

Any favorite authors? Books?

John Banville
J.M. Coetzee
Joseph O'Neill
The Great Gatsby
White Teeth
Ian McEwan
Salman Rushdie
Samuel Beckett
James Joyce
Joshua Ferris

Mark Sarvas's Wall

Darryl Price – May 20, 2009

I have no idea what I could possibly offer someone so obviously accomplished so I'll just say Welcome to Fictionaut and looking forward to reading your work.

Mark Sarvas – May 05, 2009

Thanks so much, Christina! I'm delighted by your kind words ...

C. Kaminski – May 05, 2009

I love HARRY, REVISED so much. It's tragic, it's hilarious, it's wonderfully paced, well-written, and a complete pleasure to read. Go read it, everybody! Go read it right now! (PS Hi, Mark.)

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