Mark Svenvold

Mark Svenvold's first book of nonfiction, "Elmer McCurdy: The Misadventures in Life and Afterlife of an American Outlaw," was a Book Sense 76 pick. Poet in residence at Fordham University, Svenvold has won "The Nation"'s "Discovery" Award for poetry. He lives in New York City with his wife, the novelist Martha McPhee, and two children, Livia and Jasper.