Ben Marcus is the author of three books of fiction: Notable American Women, The Father Costume, and The Age of Wire and String. His anthology, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, was published in 2004. In 2010, Madras Press published his short story The Moors. He has taught at Brown, Old Dominion University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Lehman College, CUNY. Marcus has written introductions for Signet Classics reprint of Notes from Underground, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and Third Bed Press reprint of Motorman, by David Ohle. He is currently Associate Professor and Chair of Creative Writing at Columbia University in New York City.