Mark Axelrod is a Full Professor of English & Comparative Literature at Chapman University, and the Director of the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing. He is a two-time recipient of a United Kingdom Leverhulme Fellowship for Creative Writing, and a three-time recipient of the Alliance Française National Writing Award. He has published four novels, a short story collection, and three books of criticism.
He is also a practicing screenwriter who has written two film books and over twenty screenplays and teleplays. He has been awarded for his work by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the Writers Guild of America, East; the Screenwriters Forum (University of Wisconsin); and the Sundance Institute.
"Axelrod is an innovative writer, with a postmodern inclination for exotic linguistic labyrinths of the mind into which he loves to encapsulate his own tormented fantasies." —World Literature Today
"A different voice in North American Writing...a very special, poignant sense of humor." —Luisa Valenzuela