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Mark Saunders

Mark Saunders (1967 – 2019) was a novelist and publishing professional. The author of Ministers of Fire (Swallow Press, 2012), he also worked at Columbia University Press and the University of Virginia Press, spending twenty-four years with the latter, six of them as Press Director. His writing appeared in Blue Moon Review, Boston Review, and the Virginian-Pilot. In 2001, he was awarded the Andrew Nelson Lytle Fiction Prize from Sewanee Review.



It was five o'clock on Christmas Eve, already the snowiest winter on record, when Will Greaves' wife told him she wanted to separate. He was standing by the stove, making tea before heading upstairs to wrap her present; Phoebe was sitting at her co [...]