Mark de Silva
ABOUT the author
Mark de Silva holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Cambridge. Having served for several years on the editorial staff of the New York Times's opinion pages, he now freelances for the paper's Sunday magazine. His writing has appeared in The New Inquiry, The Paris Review Daily, and the New York Times.
Find out more here: mark-de-silva.com
Available from Two Dollar Radio
"I don't know of anything like [Square Wave]. [Mark de Silva is] doing something that I think few people have dared to do. The book fascinated me... it is a book that I found quite exciting, it's a book that I would recommend to people who love to read novels and see what a novel can do when it steps off the beaten track. [Square Wave is] an intelligent climate-thriller... possibly leading to a new way of thinking about the novel, or thinking about how the novel can be meaningful. It was thrilling. I think it's really an interesting book and I'll be reading it again and again."
—Michael Silverblatt, KCRW's Bookworm
KCRW’s Bookworm with Michael Silverblatt interviews Mark de Silva:
Other People Podcast with Brad Listi interview with Mark de Silva | 3/2/2016
Listen to Brad Listi interview author Mark de Silva! (He remembers laughing a lot during this interview, and feeling like it went really well. So there’s that. And he hopes you enjoy it.)
So Many Damn Books Podcast interview with Mark de Silva | 2/23/2016
Mark de Silva parachutes into the Damn Library to celebrate the release of his debut novel Square Wave. After much talk of weather modification and microtonal music, the gang pivots to the classic nihilism of Bret Easton Ellis' Less Than Zero. But actually it ends up being a really hilarious episode.
A Q&A with Mark de Silva | 4/15/2015
We talk to author Mark de Silva about merging such disparate topics as microtonal music, weather modification, a crime mystery, political theory, and the imperial history of Sri Lanka, and more.
The Los Angeles Times interview with Mark de Silva | 5/12/2016
The LA Times speaks with de Silva about the connection between art and violence, challenging the reader, and more.
The Millions interview with Mark de Silva | 3/25/2016
The Millions talks with author Mark de Silva about the process of writing his first novel, Square Wave, and concerns over marketability.
3:AM Magazine: Nicholas Rombes in conversation with Mark de Silva | 5/9/2016
Two daring and original authors in dialogue over topics as far ranging as art as weapon, and Plato.
The Chicago Review of Books interview with Mark de Silva | 6/27/2016
The Chicago Review of Books talks to de Silva about his thoughts on MFA programs that teach student writers to “remove all obstacles” for the reader, and more.
MARK DE SILVA | Square Wave
Brooklyn Book Festival
4pm, Sunday, September 18
Brooklyn Borough Hall, North Stage
Panel: High Brow, Low Brow