May 1, 2011

Anthony Marais

Anthony Marais is an American novelist, essayist and screenwriter. Born in Hollywood in 1966, he co-founded the LA pop group “The Squids” before moving to Paris in the late eighties. He studied anthropology at Berkeley and archaeology at Simon Fraser University in Canada during which time he traveled extensively throughout Polynesia and Micronesia.

Since 1995, he has lived in Germany where he is an active part of literary and cinematic circles, as well as in Poland and the Czech Republic.

His writing focuses on art, culture and delusions. This is his second appearance at the Alchemy Reading Series, and this time around, combining music, image and prose, he will read from a selection of short stories about Prague.