Ben Marcus

(Geb. 1967 in Chicago, Ill.)

I’m an enormous fan of Thomas Bernhard’s books and I like the relentless feeling in his work – the pursuit of darkness, the negative – and I think in some sense I’ve internalised that as what one is supposed to do. It is such a deep value system of mine that now I’m quite concerned about it. I get concerned if it seems like I’m doing things too much or habitually examining them.

Ben Marcus: »Writing has to earn people’s interest«, Interview mit Killian Fox, in: The Guardian, 17. Juni 2012.