Hating Olivia published by Harper Perennial in the US on November 16, 2010
Music From An Unmade Movie, River Jack Records, 2010
Mark SaFranko's novels Hating Olivia (2010, Harper Perennial and 2005, Murder Slim Press, United Kingdom), Lounge Lizard (2007), and story collection Loners (2008) have garnered rave reviews and become cult favorites in Europe. In 2009, Hating Olivia (under its French title, Putain D’Olivia) was published in France by 13e Note Editions and was selected by Virgin France as one of its “Favorite Summer Reads.” It was followed by Lounge Lizard (Confessions D’Un Loser) in 2010. His short stories have appeared in dozens of magazines and journals internationally, including the renowned Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. In 2005 he won the Frank O’Connor Award from descant magazine for his short fiction. He was cited in Best American Mystery Stories 2000 and has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is also a playwright; his plays have been seen in many New York venues as well as in theaters in both Londonderry, Northern Ireland, and Cork, Ireland. In 1992 his one-act play “The Bitch-Goddess” was selected Best Play of the Village Gate One-Act Festival in New York. As an actor he has appeared both onstage and in several independent films, including Inner Rage and A Better Place, as well as a featured role in truTV's Forensic Files and several commercials. A songwriter and composer, his music is available through iTunes and other online stores. He is also a painter.