Alexander Maksik

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A 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, Alexander Maksik is the author of three novels: YOU DESERVE NOTHING, A New York Times and IndieBound bestseller; A MARKER TO MEASURE DRIFT, a New York Times Notable Book of 2013, as well as a finalist for the William Saroyan Prize and Le Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger; and, most recently, SHELTER IN PLACE, named one of the best books of the year by The Guardian and The San Francisco Chronicle.

A contributing editor at Condé Nast Traveler, Maksik’s writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Best American Nonrequired Reading, Harper’s, Libération, Tin House, The Sewanee Review, Harvard Review, The New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic, and Narrative Magazine among other publications. His work has been translated
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You Deserve Nothing

3.60 avg rating — 3,739 ratings — published 2011 — 19 editions
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A Marker to Measure Drift

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Shelter in Place

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“Cowards spend their lives alone. Either with people who can't hurt them, or with no one at all.”
Alexander Maksik, You Deserve Nothing

“The thing is you have to fight the whole time. You can't stop. Otherwise you just end up somewhere, bobbing in the middle of a life you never wanted.”
Alexander Maksik, You Deserve Nothing

“Anyone you can fool isn't worth loving.”
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