MARK BRAUDE is the author of Kiki Man Ray (W.W. Norton, 2022), The Invisible Emperor (Penguin Press, 2018), and Making Monte Carlo (Simon & Schuster, 2016). His books have been translated into Czech, Dutch, German, Italian, and Spanish. Kiki Man Ray was a New York Times Editor’s Choice and named a Summer 2022 Book to Read by Vogue, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times and others. The Invisible Emperor won a ‘Coup de Coeur’ recognition at the American Library in Paris Book Awards and was named to Best of the Year lists by The Seattle Times and The Oregonian.
Mark has been a visiting fellow at the American Library in Paris and was named a Public Scholar by the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is the recipient of grants from the Robert B. Silvers Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the de Groot Foundation, among others. He has been a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) as well as a lecturer in Stanford’s departments of Art History, French, and History, where he was named a Knight Journalism Fellows Favorite Professor. He has written for The Globe and Mail, The Los Angeles Times, New Republic and others.
Born in Vancouver, Mark went to college at the University of British Columbia. He received an MA from New York University’s Institute of French Studies and a PhD in History and Visual Studies from the University of Southern California. He was the curator of Speed and Power at the Cantor Museum, an exhibit that explored how trains, planes, and automobiles have shaped modern urban life and how artists ranging from Andy Warhol to Ilse Bing to Hiroshi Sugimoto have integrated the interrelated themes of speed and power into their work. Mark lives in Vancouver with his wife and their two daughters.
Hear Mark being interviewed by The New York Times Book Review here.