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

Jay McInerny
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The Sugar Frosted Nutsack is dizzyingly brilliant. Mark Leyner is a hyperkinetic shaman, who flies the banner of rum and candy and writes like a one-eyed feral bandit. His new book is supremely original, delirious and synapse-shattering.

John Cusack
on The Sugar Frosted Nutsack

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