Benjamin Markovits grew up in Texas, London, and Berlin. One of Granta's Best Young British Novelists and the winner of the James Tait Black Award, he is the author of eight novels. He has published essays, stories, poetry, and reviews on subjects ranging from the Romantics to American sports in The Guardian, Granta, The Paris Review, and The New York Times, among other publications. He lives in London and teaches creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London.
"Markovits's writing makes the ordinary unforgettable." -- New
"Markovits's second title featuring the Essinger family will find an audience with readers looking for a holiday story that's light on the Christmas merrymaking and more focused on the complex dynamics at work in relationships among adult siblings, their spouses and children, and their aging parents." -- Library Journal
"In tender, compassionate prose and a deftly compressed time-scheme, Markovits glints through desire, ennui, misunderstanding, and love, illuminating one family's life so that it glows collectively like a human panorama." -- Jonathan Lethem on A Weekend in New York