Benjamin Markovits

Benjamin Markovits grew up in Texas, London and Berlin. He left an unpromising career as a professional basketball player to study the Romantics. Since then he has taught high school English, edited a left-wing cultural magazine and written essays, stories and reviews for, among other publications, The New York Times, The Guardian, The London Review of Books and the Paris Review. He has written four previous novels, The Syme Papers, Either Side of Winter, Imposture and A Quiet Adjustment. Markovits has lived in London since 2000 and is married with a daughter and a son. He teaches creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Books by Benjamin Markovits

Nineteen-year-old Annabella Milbanke, visiting London for the swirl of parties and engagements of the season, is introduced to Lord Byron at a waltz. He has just published Childe Harold , and ...

A novel about the secrets that made Lord Byron's editor burn his memoirs after his death, Childish Loves explores the difficult relations between art and life, and love and ...

In Fall we see the tentative beginnings of an unlikely romance - between schoolteacher Amy and drifting former graduate, Charles. In Winter we hear how her colleague Howard learns, seventeen years ...

A captivating gothic romance by one of the most acclaimed young American writers of our times.

Dismissed from his role as Lord Byron's travelling physician, Dr John Polidori has ...

Fresh out of college and uncertain how to proceed with life, the narrator of Ben Markovits' Playing Days finds himself drifting towards a career that once obsessed his father - professional ...

Douglas Pitt is a man obsessed. Laughed at, mocked and dismissed at every turn, Pitt has spent the best part of an unremarkable academic career attempting to prove the genius ...

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