Stephen Marche

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Stephen Marche (born 1976 in Edmonton[1]) is a Canadian writer. He is an alumnus of The University of King's College[2] and of City College of New York (CUNY).[3] In 2005, he received a doctorate in early modern English drama from the University of Toronto.[4]

He writes a monthly column for Esquire, "A Thousand Words about Our Culture". In 2011, this column was a finalist for the American Society of Magazine Editors award for columns and commentary.[5] His articles also appear in The New York Times and The Atlantic.[6]

Marche's novel Raymond and Hannah was published in 2005. An anthology of short stories linked by a common plot element, Shining at the Bottom of the Sea, followed in 2007.[7] How Shakespeare Changed Everything was published in 2011.[8] Another novel The Hunger Of The Wolf published in February 2015.[9] Marche's take on the state of male–female relations in the 21st century, The Unmade Bed, is being published March 2017 with contributions from his wife.[10]

Marche wrote an opinion piece published by The New York Times on 14 August 2015 titled "The Closing of the Canadian Mind".[11] In this article he was critical of Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada, linking him with Rob Ford, former Mayor of Toronto who was involved in a crack cocaine scandal.

Marche is married to Sarah Fulford,[1] editor-in-chief of Toronto Life magazine.[12] He is the son-in-law of Robert Fulford. He has a son and daughter,[13] and lives in Toronto.[14]


  1. ^ a b Brown, Ken. "Fulford in Charge: A glimpse inside the life of Toronto Life's new editor-in-chief, Sarah Fulford". Mag World. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "King's Grads Honoured at the National Magazine Awards". University of King's College. Halifax, Nova Scotia. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Academic and Non-Academic Placement by Year". University of Toronto. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Stephen Marche". Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Home | ASME". Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?". RadioWest website. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Beha, Christopher R. (9 September 2007). "The Lost World". The New York Times. 
  8. ^ Marche, Stephen. "How Shakespeare Changed Everything". HarperCollins Canada. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  9. ^ Marche, Stephen. "The Hunger Of The Wolf". HarperCollins Canada. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "The Unmade Bed". HarperCollins Canada. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  11. ^ Marche, Stephen (14 August 2015). "The Closing of the Canadian Mind". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "About Us". Toronto Life. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  13. ^ Marche, Stephen (30 November 2016). "The Obama Years". Los Angeles Review of Books. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  14. ^ Marche, Stephen (7 June 2013). "Why Fatherhood Matters". Esquire. Retrieved 15 June 2014.