Author of the Week, Mark Z. Danielewski, May 9



Mark Z. Danielewski

(Supernatural, Ghosts, Horror, Thriller, Contemporary Fiction)


“My interest is in how meaning is communicated via language, and I believe the shape, positioning, even the colour of the language has an effect on meaning.”

“Write what you love. Love will hold you through the hard times and hold the world during the good times.”

“We all create stories to protect ourselves.”


Mark Z. Danielewski  (born  1966) is an American fiction author.  He studied English Literature at Yale. He is known for his debut novel House of Leaves, which won the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. His second novel, Only Revolutions, was nominated for the National Book Award. He wrote the novella The Fifty Year Sword.  Danielewski’s work is characterized by experimental choices in form, such as intricate and multi-layered narratives and typographical variation.

Read The Guardian’s interview with Mark “House of Leaves changed My Life.”


Watch a chat with Mark, Los Angeles Times:




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2 responses to “Author of the Week, Mark Z. Danielewski, May 9

  1. The Guardian interview is interesting. I didn’t know the story behind the writing of House of Leaves.

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