MARK BRAUDE is a cultural historian and the author of Kiki Man Ray: Art, Love, and Rivalry in 1920s Paris (W.W. Norton, Summer 2022), The Invisible Emperor: Napoleon on Elba from Exile to Escape (Penguin Press, 2018), and Making Monte Carlo: A History of Speculation and Spectacle (Simon & Schuster, 2016). His books have been translated into several languages.

Mark was a 2020 visiting fellow at the American Library in Paris and was named a 2017 NEH Public Scholar. He is the recipient of grants from the Robert B. Silvers Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, the de Groot Foundation, and others. He has been a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) and a lecturer in Stanford’s departments of Art History, French, and History.

Mark was born in Vancouver and went to college at the University of British Columbia. He received an MA from NYU’s Institute of French Studies and a PhD in History and Visual Studies from USC. He has written for The Globe and Mail, The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, and others. He lives in Vancouver with his wife and their two daughters.