A taller frame than Jan Koller and a right foot more cultured than Philip Roth
Was born in California, and raised mostly in Texas, London and Berlin.
He studied English literature at Yale University and briefly played professional basketball for a second division team in Germany, before coming to England to do a Masters in Romantic Literature and concentrate on his own writing. Since then, he has worked as a high school teacher in New York and an editor in London at the New Left Review, between freelance stints as a sports journalist, book reviewer and essayist: for, among others, the New York Times, the London Review of Books, the New Statesman and the Observer.
His first novel, The Syme Papers, came out in 2004. Either Side of Winter, a set of linked portraits that capture Manhattan through its four seasons, is his second.
Father and Daughters was issued in 2005 by Faber&Faber.
Books by Benjamin Markovits in english:
|The Syme Papers (Faber and Faber, 2004)|
|Either Side of Winter (Faber and Faber, 2005)|
|Imposture (Byron Trilogy) - (Faber and Faber, 2007)|
|A Quiet Adjustment (Byron Trilogy 2) - (Faber and Faber, 2008)|