Stephen Markley is the author of The Deluge: A Novel, which confronts the scale and gravity of climate change from a narrative perspective. A literary epic, The Deluge is one that will captivate readers as it interweaves multiple lives together into a breathtaking climax about what they’d be willing to sacrifice to salvage the future of humanity. Timely and gripping, it’s been hailed as a “once-in-a-generation” novel – and offers something powerful to fiction lovers, policymakers, and climate advocates alike.
His previous books include the critically acclaimed bestseller Ohio: A Novel, which NPR called a “masterpiece,” as well as Publish This Book, a meta memoir of his experience in publishing, and Tales Of Iceland, described as an anti-guidebook, the fastest, funniest memoir and travelogue of an American experience in Iceland. He has also written for the Hulu comedy, “Only Murders in the Building.”
He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop. Stephen grew up in Ohio and now resides in Los Angeles, CA.