Marian Thurm

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Marian Thurm (born 1952) is an American author of short stories and novels.[1] She is known for her debut collection, Floating, and her best-selling novel, The Clairvoyant. Her short story, "Starlight," which first appeared in The New Yorker, was anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 1983.

Thurm has also written two novels published under the pseudonym "Lucy Jackson," Posh (2007) and Slicker (2010).[2]

Thurm has taught creative writing at Columbia University in New York City and at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

She is a graduate of Oceanside High School, Vassar College and Brown University's graduate program in creative writing. She lives in New York City.[3] Her son, Sam Axelrod, plays in Brooklyn-based synth-pop band Future of What.[4]


  • Floating (1984)
  • Walking Distance (1988)
  • These Things Happen (1988)
  • Henry in Love (1990)
  • The Way We Live Now (1992)
  • The Clairvoyant (1997)


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