|Born||Mark Jude Poirier
|Occupation||Novelist, Short Story Writer, Screenwriter|
Modern Ranch Living
He served as the editor of the book The Worst Years of Your Life: Stories for the Geeked-Out, Angst-Ridden, Lust-Addled, and Deeply Misunderstood Adolescent in All of Us, including short pieces by George Saunders, Jennifer Egan, A. M. Homes and Nathan Englander.
He is currently working as a screenwriter and is the author of Smart People and the adaptation of his novel Goats. He was awarded a Chesterfield Screenwriting Fellowship with Paramount Pictures.
He is a graduate of prestigious programs at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, and Stanford University. He taught at Bennington College and Columbia University.
Short Story Collections
- Rafferty, Terrence (April 7, 2008). "Mark Jude Poirier's movie 'Smart People' is, like his stories, quiet and telling". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved 2008-04-12.