Mark Sarvas

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Mark Sarvas
Born New York, NY
Education NYU
Occupation Novelist, Reviewer, Blogger

Mark Sarvas (born September 26, 1964) is an American novelist, book reviewer, and blogger living in Los Angeles. He is the host of the literary blog The Elegant Variation and author of the novel Harry, Revised (Bloomsbury, Spring 2008). Harry, Revised was a finalist for the Fiction Prize of the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association, and was also a 2008 Denver Post Good Reads selection.

Sarvas is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, PEN/America and a contributing editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books.

His second novel, Memento Park, was acquired for publication by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in May 2014, for March 2018 publication.


  • 2005: Guardian Top 10 Litblog
  • 2005: Los Angeles Magazine Top LA Blog
  • 2006: Forbes Best of the Web
  • 2008: Southern California Independent Booksellers Association: First Fiction Prize finalist
  • 2018: Santa Monica Arts Fellowship

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