Rick DeMarinis

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Rick DeMarinis (born 1934 in New York) is an American novelist and short story writer.[1]


He taught at the University of Montana, San Diego State University, Arizona State University, and the University of Texas at El Paso.[2]

His short stories have appeared in Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, Harpers,[3] GQ, The Paris Review, and The Iowa Review.




  • A Lovely Monster: The Adventures of Claude Rains and Dr. Tellenbeck: a novel. Simon and Schuster. 1975. ISBN 978-0-671-22175-1.
  • Scimitar. Avon Books. 1977. ISBN 0-380-01873-X.
  • Cinder. Farrar Straus & Giroux. 1978. ISBN 0-374-12364-0.
  • The Burning Women of Far Cry. Arbor House. 1986. ISBN 0-87795-815-7.
  • The Year of the Zinc Penny. Seven Stories Press. 2004. ISBN 978-1-58322-638-4. (1st edition 1989)
  • The Mortician's Apprentice. W.W. Norton and Company. 1994. ISBN 0-393-03662-6.
  • A Clod of Wayward Marl. Dennis McMillan Publications. 2001. ISBN 978-0-939767-37-3.
  • A Sky Full of Sand. Dennis McMillan Publications. 2003. ISBN 978-0-939767-47-2.
  • Mama's Boy. Seven Stories Press. 2010. ISBN 978-1-58322-911-8.
  • El Paso Twilight. Bangtail Press. 2015. ISBN 978-0962378973.

Short fiction[edit]




  1. ^ "Rick DeMarinis". cybernetic-meadows.net.
  2. ^ "Rick DeMarinis, Blackbird". vcu.edu.
  3. ^ "Rick DeMarinis". harpers.org.