Anthony Marra is the bestselling author of the novels A Constellation of Vital Phenomena and Mercury Pictures Presents, and the short story collection The Tsar of Love and Techno. The Washington Post hailed A Constellation of Vital Phenomena as “a flash in the heavens that makes you look up and believe in miracles.” The San Francisco Chronicle called The Tsar of Love and Techno “Genius…a stunning masterpiece.”
Marra’s new novel, Mercury Pictures Presents (Hogarth 2022), is an instant New York Times bestseller. In its rave review, the New York Times Book Review hailed it as “a gorgeous book” and from the Chicago Tribune, “dazzling.”
Among Marra’s many awards and honors are a Whiting Award; a Guggenheim Fellowship; two awards from the National Book Critics Circle; the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award; the Rosenfield Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the National Book Award long list; and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in fiction.