Mark Leyner

American novelist

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Biography

Mark Leyner is the author of My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist; Tooth Imprints on a Corndog; I Smell Esther Williams, Et Tu Babe; and The Tetherballs of Bougainville.

He has written scripts for a variety of film and television shows, and his work appears regularly in The New Yorker, Time, and GQ.

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Leyner is a twisted wizard, a genre-busting virtuoso, working at the outer edge of narrative convention

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One of the best, the brightest, the weirdest and the most influential modern writers

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Leyner is one of America's least predictable writers

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Leyner’s masterly ability to interlace humor with existential dilemmas makes for a compelling novel

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