• July 2022 – Loser doesn’t have to be depressing, far from it. American literature is full of wonderful, and sometimes funny, losers, like here with Mark Safranko’s anti-hero. And what about Stéphane Chabert, a French-style loser, ready to do anything to get out of his rotten condition?
  • July 2022 – Loser ne rime pas forcément avec déprime, loin de là. La littérature américaine regorge de losers magnifiques, et parfois drôles, comme ici avec l’anti-héros de Mark Safranko. Et que dire de Stéphane Chabert, un loser à la française, prêt à tout pour sortir de sa condition un peu pourrie ?
  • June 15th – Another review of « Nowhere near Hollywood » in the blog Black Roses For Me : « The latest volume in the adventures of Max Zajack, Anything But Hollywood picks up the life of Safranko’s alter ego where he left off, which is to say, almost nowhere. The egocentric misanthrope hasn’t changed much, and we are grateful to his creator for this, as diving back into his troubles is a pure joy. »
  • June 15th – Une nouvelle critique de « Tout sauf Hollywood » dans le blog Black Roses For Me : « Dernier volume des aventures de Max Zajack, Nulle part près d’Hollywood reprend la vie de l’alter ego de Safranko là où il s’est arrêté, c’est-à-dire presque nulle part. Le misanthrope égocentrique n’a pas beaucoup changé, et on en est reconnaissant à son créateur, car replonger dans ses déboires est un pur bonheur. »
  • June 11th 2022 – Superbe article de Jacques LINDECKER dans « L’Alsace » – Max Zajack, le double de fiction de Mark SaFranko, voudrait être reconnu comme écrivain, mais personne ne veut le publier. Alors, va pour les petits boulots dans le monde du spectacle. Une pépite tragi-comique, entre humiliations et lueurs d’espoirs, révélée par l’éditeur mulhousien Médiapop.
  • June 11th – Superb article by Jacques LINDECKER in « L’Alsace » – Max Zajack, Mark SaFranko’s fictional double, would like to be recognized as a writer, but nobody wants to publish him. So, go for the odd job in the entertainment world. A tragic-comic nugget, between humiliations and glimmers of hope, revealed by the mulhousian publisher Médiapop.
  • May 9th 2022 – TOUT SAUF HOLLYWOOD published in France by Mediapop Editions !
  • June 2021 – « NOWHERE NEAR HOLLYWOOD », the fifth Max Zajack novel, will appear in France in early 2022 from Mediapop Editions (publisher of More details to be shared soon.
  • June 2020 – Coming soon in German from — AMERIGONE.
  • April 2020 – « La scrittura di Safranko è fresca, scorrevole, a tratti ruvidamente lirica, vicina al parlato, un’immediatezza favorita dalla scelta della prima persona, che rende l’opera una sorta di diario di formazione, il rendiconto di un’ossessione d’amore prossima al patologico, il resoconto di un apprendistato della carne. Un uomo, Max, che come il Predicatore dell’Ecclesiaste, applica il suo cuore a investigare, tastare, toccare ogni cosa sotto il cielo, tra sentimento di vanitas, pulsione, eccitazione e godimento. »
  • March 2020
Le choix des libraires – Francoise CHAPON – Annonay, Ardeche
  • January 2020 – Mark SaFranko, ODIANDO OLIVIA. Una storia d’amore…
    Edizioni WhiteFly Press VAGUE Edizioni, 2020
    Prefazione di Dan FANTE
    Traduzione dall’inglese (USA): Gabriella Montanarie Michael Wernli
    Progetto grafico : Andrea Magno
    Per la splendida foto di copertina, ringraziamo l’amica, poetessa e fotografa Maria Grazia Galata per aver donato un volto, italiano, all’eroina del romanzo, Olivia Afrodite Tanga.

Putain D’Olivia, new translation
(Editions La Dragonne), France

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Nowhere Near Hollywood
(Honest Publishing), UK

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The Suicide (Editions Inculte, Actes Sud), France

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The creatives itineraries Mark SaFranko

From October 2018 to January 2019, Mark SaFranko, an American writer, painter
and musician from New Jersey, was the first author in residence at
Université de Lorraine in Nancy. During his four-month residence, Mark
took part in numerous academic, public and media events in Nancy and the
Grand Est region. This volume provides insights into some of these events
and displays various aspects of the work carried out during this very active period –
from interviews about his literary creation and its critical reception, to personal
or collective translation projects around his works, and an exhibition of his pictorial
self-portraits. These variegated fragments of creative endeavours will allow
readers of this volume to grasp the warm and open personality of a multitalented artist,
a jack of all trades who offers first-hand testimony and candid reflections
on the practice of his arts.

Édition Première édition

Langues anglais, français

Éditeur Presses universitaires de Nancy – Editions Universitaires de Lorraine

Support Livre broché

Nb de pages 276 p. Bibliographie .

ISBN-10 2814305379

ISBN-13 9782814305373

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