Creative Writing Faculty

Mark Doten

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Mark Doten is the author of the novels Trump Sky Alpha and The Infernal. He was named to Granta’s once-a-decade “Best of Young American Novelists” list in 2017, and his writing has appeared in Granta, N+1, Guernica, The Believer, and Conjunctions. As a librettist, his work has been staged at BAM’s Next Wave Festival, the Los Angeles Opera, the San Francisco Opera, and the Music Theatre NOW festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He has received fellowships and residencies from the MacDowell Colony, MASS MoCA, and the MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital. He is the executive literary fiction editor at Soho Press and has taught in Columbia University's graduate writing program. He lives in Princeton, NJ.

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