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ABOUT Eddie Mark

Eddie Mark is an award-winning novelist, educator, researcher, and certified school administrator. His debut novel The Garden of Unfortunate Souls won the 2016 Phillis Wheatley Award for First Fiction. It has been called “An important book for our time” and was awarded a 5-Star review by Readers' Favorite. Mark was also nominated for Breakout Author of the Year at the 11th annual African American Literary Awards Show in Harlem.

Mark was born and raised on the east side of Buffalo, New York. He is a graduate of Hutch Tech High School and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Management from Houghton College. He also holds an MBA and a Master’s in Educational Administration from Canisius College. In 2009 Mark was admitted to the graduate writing program at Johns Hopkins University but elected instead to pursue a doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of Toronto.

Mark’s writing has appeared in The Miami Herald, The Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, College Student Journal, Chess Life Online, The Hart House Review, and the anthology "Bloodlines: Tales from the African Diaspora."

Mark is also an accomplished gospel pianist and a former Buffalo City Chess Champion. He is currently at work on his second novel. 

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