Mark SaFranko’s novels include Hating Olivia (Harper Perennial), No Strings (Black Coffee Press), Lounge Lizard (Murder Slim Press) and God Bless America (Murder Slim Press). They have collected rave reviews and a cult following in Europe, especially in France, where a fourth novel, Travaux Forces (or Forced Labor) was recently published. His stories have appeared in over 60 magazines and journals internationally, including the renowned Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. In 2005 he won the Frank O’Connor Award from descant magazine for his short fiction. He was cited in Best American Mystery Stories 2000 and has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize. Mister SaFranko is also a playwright. His plays have been seen on stages in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as well as many in the United States. As an actor he has appeared in several independent films, including Inner Rage, A Better Place, Shoot George, and The Road From Erebus, which are seen on cable television. His music is available on iTunes.
His novel The Suicide will be released by Honest Publishing in 2014.
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