Marcy Dermansky is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Bad Marie and Twins. Her third novel The Red Car will be published by Liveright, Norton on October 11, 2016.
Bad Marie was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writer's Pick, a finalist in the Morning News Tournament of Books, and named one of the best novels of the year in Esquire. Her first novel Twins was a New York Times Editor's Choice Pick. Powell's Bookstore named Marcy a Writer to Watch Out For.
Marcy's short fiction has been widely published and anthologized, appearing in McSweeney's, Five Chapters, The Indiana Review, and elsewhere. Her essay "Maybe I Loved You" appeared in the best-selling anthology Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York.
Marcy has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and The Edward Albee Foundation. She is the winner of the Smallmouth Press Andre Dubus Novella Award and Story Magazine Carson McCuller short story prize. Marcy received her Bachelor of Arts at Haverford College and her Master of Arts at the Center for Writers at the University of Southern, Mississippi. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her daughter Nina.
Marcy Dermansky recommends
Based Upon Availability (2010)
"Alix Strauss takes my idea of the swanky Four Seasons Hotel and turns it upside down. Anything goes: ladies lunching, rooms ransacked, illicit pills taken, S&M fantasies explored - plus fabulous spa treatments for good measure. Based Upon Availability is full of surprises. I could not turn the pages fast enough."