Marcy Dermansky

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Marcy Dermansky
Born (1969-06-09) June 9, 1969 (age 49)
United States
Pen name Marcy Dermansky
Occupation Author
Nationality American
Period 2005 – present
Notable works Twins, Bad Marie, The Red Car

Marcy Dermansky (born June 9, 1969 in New Jersey)[citation needed] is an American author and editor. Her debut novel Twins was published in 2005 by William Morrow. Bad Marie, her second novel, was published in 2010 by Harper Perennial. Her third novel The Red Car was published by Liveright in 2016.[1] The book was named a Best Book of the Year by Buzzfeed, The San Francisco Chronicle, Flavorwire, and The Huffington Post. It was a New York Times Editors Choice Pick.

Dermansky received fellowships from MacDowell and the Edward Albee Ranch. She is the winner of the 2002 Smallmouth Press Andre Dubus Novella Award, and the 1999 Story Magazine Carson McCullers short story prize. Her stories have been published in numerous literary journals, including McSweeneys, The Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Indiana Review, and included in the anthology "Goodybye to All That: Writers On Loving And Leaving New York" and Love Stories: A Literary Companion to Tennis.


  1. ^ Handle, Daniel (October 21, 2016). "'The Red Car': A Novel of Furious Action and Furious Ideas". The New York Times.

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