Ben Markovits

Meet The Author: Benjamin Markovits

Benjamin Markovits’ novel, The Syme papers, is about genius and failure, and the possibilities and pitfalls of discovery.

In this session, to mark the launch of The Syme Papers, Benjamin read from his book and discussed the genesis of it with the audience.

Meet the Author: Ben Markovits
Either Side of Winter Set over the course of a year in Manhattan, four stories follow a group of characters whose lives are inextricably linked by circumstance, community and a desire to love and be loved. Touched by wry humour and shades of Manhattan moods as we pass through the seasons, the book captures a city in microcosm through a series of remarkable portraits. It is difficult to overstress the depth and intelligence, the achievement, of this book. Every decision Marko...
You Don’t Have To Live Like This
Ben Markovits talks to Tim Martin about his compelling new novel.
You Don’t Have to Live Like This is a darkly comic and brutal vision of contemporary America in the wake of the global financial crisis.
Philip Roth: His Life and Legacy

‘Literature isn’t a moral beauty contest’, claimed Roth, ‘The belief it inspires is what counts.’ Literary titan and multi-award winning writer, Philip Roth was undoubtedly a brilliant, if controversial, artist. In a career that spanned 50 years he wrote numerous, generation-changing books, from his first, Goodbye, Columbus, to his last, Nemesis. Three outstanding writers discuss his work and his legacy.