Books by Mark Richard

HOUSE OF PRAYER NO. 2 by Mark Richard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"Amazing and alarming, though dripping at times with the treacle of a personal-redemption memoir."
Award-winning essayist, screenwriter and novelist Richard (Charity, 1997, etc.) revisits his life and career, recording how Christianity has played an ever enlarging role. Read full book review >
CHARITY by Mark Richard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Whether goofy and substance addled, or strangely naive, Richard's original voices invite you into a world that's both sad and surreal, and always worth the stay."
After the mixed reception of his first novel, Fishboy (1993), Richard returns to his strong suit, short fiction (The Ice at the Bottom of the World, 1989): stories (all have appeared previously in high-profile venues) that display a singular talent, with a rich and versatile style, ranging from tough-guy lyricism to the more defining tales of sad and forgotten children. Read full book review >
FISHBOY by Mark Richard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1993

The promise of Richard's story collection The Ice at the Bottom of the World (which won the 1990 PEN/Hemingway Award) is only fitfully apparent in his surrealistic first novel about a boy and his first sea voyage. Read full book review >
THE ICE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD by Mark Richard
Released: April 6, 1989

This slim volume collects ten stories, including a few award-winners, and some previously published in Esquire, Antaeus, and The Quarterly. Read full book review >