«Marcus Speh is a thrilling writer, an international force, a swashbuckler and cafe quick sketch artist, a boulevardier, a man of many faces (and at one point, dual literary personalities) who takes chances, gets laughs, raises hackles or metaphysical questions, challenges everything, upsets carts and still makes the world a finer, funnier, more poignant place with his gifts. He is deeply, widely read, and what was called, in the days of Randall Jarrell, a man of letters. Highly recommended!»
I’m a German writer. I began to write English prose seriously in 2008. Since 2009, my short fiction has been published widely both in print and online magazines, nominated and shortlisted for various awards and prizes. My debut collection of short fiction, “Thank You For Your Sperm“, has been published by MadHat Press in 2013. A novel is forthcoming from Folded Word Press in 2015.
I am a particle physicist, professor, web head, father, former fencer and paratrooper, avatar, founder of the legendary Kaffe in Katmandu, book nut, storyteller and active member of several literary communities, most notably Fictionaut. I live in Berlin with my American wife, Carlye and our daughter Taffimai Metallumai.
Photo above: W. Somerset Maugham, Villa Mauresque, Saint-Raphaël (1963).
Cover photo: A. Giacometti in Paris by Herbert Matter (1965).
†) Finnegan Flawnt was my nom de plume from 2008-2010.