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MARK AXELROD

is a Full Professor of English & Comparative Literature at Chapman University, Orange, California. 

A graduate of both Indiana University and the University of Minnesota, he is the Director of the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing, he is a two-time recipient of a United Kingdom Leverhulme Fellowship for Creative Writing, has published four novels, Capital Castles (Pacific Writers Press, 2000), Cloud Castles (Pacific Writers Press, 1998), Cardboard Castles (Pacific Writers Press, 1996) and Bombay California (Pacific Writers Press, 1994)) and is working on a new novel titled, The Posthumous Memoirs of Blase Kubash, based on the character created by the 19th century Brazilian novelist, Machado de Assis.

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Fellowships / Grants / Awards

  • 2010-2011 Fulbright Fellowship, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2008 National Endowment for the Arts, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2007 National Endowment for the Arts, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2007 Fulbright Commission, Finalist, Fulbright Fellowship to Berlin.
  • 2006 National Endowment for the Arts, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2005 National Endowment for the Arts, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2004 National Endowment for the Arts, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2003-2004 Chapman University, Creative Writing, Sabbatical Leave
  • 2003 Mary S. Roberts Foundation, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2001 California Council for the Humanities, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2001 Elizabeth George Foundation, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing

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CONTACT MR. AXELROD

axelrod@chapman.edu