Ben Marcus | Reading at Karma

October 18, 2018

Please join us for the sixth installment of READING AT KARMA, featuring Ben Marcus. The event is co-hosted by BOMB Magazine and is part of an ongoing reading series at Karma Books. 

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Pastel based on “Blueprints for St. Louis” by Nicolas Party

Reading at Karma is an ongoing reading and discussion series at Karma Books. For each reading an original pastel is created inspired by the story that will be read that evening. The pastel pictured here will hang alongside the pastels from the previous readings with Kaitlyn Greenidge, Annie DeWitt, Rachel Lyon and Hermione Hoby. 

Karma Books

188 E 2nd St, New York, NY 1000

October 18, 2018



The event is free and open to the public. A short discussion will follow the reading. Seating is limited. Beer and wine will be served. 

Ben Marcus is the author of four books of fiction: The Age of Wire and String, Notable American Women, The Flame Alphabet, and Leaving the Sea. His new book, Notes from the Fog, was published by Knopf in August 2018. His work has appeared in Harper’s, The New Yorker, Granta, The Paris Review, Conjunctions, BOMB, the Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. He is a recipient of the Berlin Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in fiction, a literature award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and three Pushcart Prizes. Since 2000 he has taught on the faculty at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Ben recently contributed a story to our summer issue #144. 

Karma is a bookstore, gallery, and publisher specializing in artists’ publications, located in the East Village of New York City. Karma has published books by Ed Ruscha, Elizabeth Peyton, and Richard Prince. In addition to its own titles, the bookstore stocks periodicals, artworks, artists’ editions, rare and out-of-print items and other in-print titles by noted publishers.