Bio

Mark Binder writes and tells stories for readers and listeners of all ages.
He is the author of more than 20 books and audio books for all generations.
He tours the world transmitting the joy of story across boundaries.

Mark loves reading and writing, telling stories, swimming under water, dining well, breathing deeply, battling the forces of darkness, creating cool projects, and having great adventures. He lives in Providence with his wife, children and friends, and has a sneaking feeling that you’re reading this over his shoulder.

Mark Binder by Paul Porter
(click picture for a high-res media-ready photo)

A few milestones…

Mark graduated from Columbia University, where he studied mythology with T.E. Gaster and Storytelling with Spalding Gray. He holds an MA in English and Theater from the Trinity Rep Conservatory and Rhode Island College. He has studied yoga, contemporary dance, Decroux-style mime, and holds a third degree black belt in Aikido, the martial art for peace. He has taught an undergraduate course in “Telling Lies” at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he was nominated for the John R. Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching. His book A Hanukkah Present came in second for the National Jewish Book Award for Family Literature, Cinderella Spinderella won five major ebook awards for innovation, and Transmit Joy! received a Parents' Choice Gold Award for Audio Storytelling.

For media interviews, please email Beth Hellman beth@markbinder.com

Works by Mark Binder include…

Books, Audio Books and ebooks
The Zombie Cat (2017)
A Dead Politician, an Undead Clam and an Ancient Horror (2016)
Transmit Joy! an awesome (audio) storybook (2016)
Every Hero Has a Story (2015)
Cinderella Spinderella (2014)
The Brothers Schlemiel (unabridged 2013)
Genies, Giants and a Walrus (2012)
Kings, Wolves, Princesses and Lions (2012)
The Buddha Who Wore Keds (2012)
Stories for Peace (2011)
A Holiday Present (audio 2010)
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night... (audio 2010)
Matzah Mishugas (2009)
Ragnarok (2009)
The Bed Time Story Book (2008)
It Ate My Sister (September, 2008)
The Brothers Schlemiel (abridged, 2008)
A Hanukkah Present (*Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award for Family Literature* 2007)
A Hanukkah Present (audio 2005)
Classic Stories for Boys and Girls (audio 2004)
Tall Tales, Whoppers and Lies (audio 2003)
The Brothers Schlemiel from Birth to Bar Mitzvah (audio 2001)
The Everything Bedtime Story Book (2001)
Crumbs Don't Count -- The Rationalization Diet (1994)

Plus…
More than 200 original short stories published in magazines, newspapers and websites including Cricket, The Forward, The Family, Bostonia, Conjure, and Pizza Today .

Awards and Grants include…
Cinderella Spinderella: Kickstarter funding; RISCA Project Grant, Digital Book Award Finalist, QED Award, Mom's Choice Silver, Benjamin Franklin Silver
A Hanukkah Present: Finalist/Runner-Up National Jewish Book Award for Family Literature
A Hanukkah Present (audio) Storytelling World Honor Award
Classic Stories for Boys and Girls: Children's Music Web Award,  iParenting Media Award
US Department of Education Grant to Train School Librarians
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Literature
RI Department of Education Innovative Project Grant

Photo Gallery…

Book and Audio Book Covers

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