Stephen Marche

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Stephen Marche
Born 1976 (age 41–42)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Occupation Journalist
Language English
Genres Journalism

Stephen Marche (born 1976 in Edmonton)[1] is a Canadian novelist, essayist, and cultural commentator. 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 taught Renaissance drama at CUNY until 2007, when he resigned in order to write full-time[5].

Marche is a contributing editor at Esquire, for which he writes a monthly column entitled "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.[6] Marche's articles also appear in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic,[7] The Walrus, The Guardian[8], and other publications. Marche is also a weekly contributor to CBC Radio.

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.[9] How Shakespeare Changed Everything was published in 2011.[10] Another novel, The Hunger Of The Wolf, was published in February 2015.[11] Marche's take on the state of male–female relations in the 21st century, The Unmade Bed: The Messy Truth About Men and Women in the Twenty-First Century, was published in March 2017 with contributions from his wife.[12]

Marche wrote an opinion piece published by The New York Times on 14 August 2015 titled "The Closing of the Canadian Mind."[13] 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 also published an opinion piece in The New York Times on 25 November 2017 titled "The Unexamined Brutality of the Male Libido,"[14] about the challenges and necessity of male engagement with feminism.

Marche is married to Sarah Fulford,[1] the editor-in-chief of Toronto Life magazine.[15] He is the son-in-law of Robert Fulford. Marche has a son and daughter,[16] and lives in Toronto.[17]



  • Marche, Stephen (2005). Raymond and Hannah.
  • Marche, Stephen (2015). The Hunger Of The Wolf.

Short fiction[edit]

  • Marche, Stephen (2007). Shining at the Bottom of the Sea.


  • Marche, Stephen (2011). How Shakespeare Changed Everything.
  • Marche, Stephen (2017).The Unmade Bed: The Messy Truth About Men and Women in the Twenty-First Century.

Essays and Reporting[edit]

  • Marche, Stephen (January 2013). "In praise of the new narcissism". A Thousand Words. Esquire. 159 (1): 56, 58.
  • Marche, Stephen (August 14, 2015). "The Closing of the Canadian Mind." The New York Times.
  • Marche, Stephen (November 17, 2017). "The Unexamined Brutality of the Male Libido." The New York Times.
  • Marche, Stephen (September 10, 2018). "Al Qaeda Won". Foreign Policy.


  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. ^ "Stephen Marche". Esquire. Retrieved 2018-10-07.
  6. ^ "Home | ASME". Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?". RadioWest website. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
  8. ^ "Stephen Marche". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-10-07.
  9. ^ Beha, Christopher R. (9 September 2007). "The Lost World". The New York Times.
  10. ^ Marche, Stephen. "How Shakespeare Changed Everything". HarperCollins Canada. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  11. ^ Marche, Stephen. "The Hunger Of The Wolf". HarperCollins Canada. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  12. ^ "The Unmade Bed". HarperCollins Canada. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  13. ^ Marche, Stephen (14 August 2015). "The Closing of the Canadian Mind". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  14. ^ "Opinion | The Unexamined Brutality of the Male Libido". Retrieved 2018-10-07.
  15. ^ "About Us". Toronto Life. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  16. ^ Marche, Stephen (30 November 2016). "The Obama Years". Los Angeles Review of Books. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  17. ^ Marche, Stephen (7 June 2013). "Why Fatherhood Matters". Esquire. Retrieved 15 June 2014.

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