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Benjamin Markovits

Benjamin Markovits grew up mostly in Texas. He left an unpromising career as a professional basketball player to study the Romantics - an experience he wrote about in Playing Days , a novel. Since then he has taught high school English, worked at a left-wing cultural magazine, and written essays, stories and reviews for, among other publications, The New York Times, Granta, The Guardian, The London Review of Books and The Paris Review . He has published seven novels, his most recent novel, You...See more