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Mark A. Rayner

Photo: David Redding Photography 2013

Human-shaped, simian-obsessed, robot-fighting, pirate-hearted, storytelling junkie, Mark A. Rayner is an award-winning writer of satirical & speculative fiction. He is the author of four novels, a collection of short humorous fiction, dozens of short stories, and several plays. His most recent novel is The Fatness, a satire of the obesity epidemic, which won an IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ silver for best humour, and an IndieReader Discover Award for best humour. (His third novel The Fridgularity, also won the latter award in 2013.) 

He still has a day job, which is to teach his bemused students at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (Western University), how to construct digital images, web sites, and viable information architectures that do not become self-aware and kill all humans.

He is available for interviews, readings, chit chat and literary grooming.

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c/o Writers' Union of Canada


The Amadeus Net. ENC Press, 2005
Marvellous Hairy. Crossing Chaos Enigmatic Ink, 2009
Pirate Therapy and Other Cures. Monkeyjoy Press, 2012
The Fridgularity. Monkeyjoy Press, 2012
The Fatness. Monkeyjoy Press, 2017


IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Humor (silver) for The Fatness, 2018
Indie Reader Discovery Award - Best Humor for The Fatness, 2018
Indie Reader Discovery Award - Best Humor for The Fridgularity, 2012
Philip K. Dick Award (Longlist) for The Amadeus Net, 2005
Aurora Award, Short Fiction (nominated), 2000, 2001, 2003
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