Mark von Schlegell

Mark von Schlegell (New York, 1967) has been obscuring the line between fiction and criticism since 1992. He is the author of eleven published books of science fiction and criticism, and numerous stories, scripts, essays, and experimental short-form writings, including The Lepidopters (2012-14), a comic book/rock opera produced in Indonesia, the widely-shown trilogy of films by Ben Rivers, Slow Action (2010), Urth (2014) and Look Then Below (2020) and Roussel Returns (Semiotext(e), 2016), a critical essay. His first novel Venusia (Semiotext(e), 2005) was honor's listed for the Otherwise Prize in Science Fiction. He holds a M.A. in Creative Writing and a Ph. D. in English and American literature from New York University. He has taught literature and art at New York University, City College, New York, Los Angeles City College, CalArts, the San Francisco Art Institute, and Staedelschule, Frankfurt. He has been a founding member of the hybrid writing/art/performance collective Pure Fiction since 2011.

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