Mark Mitchell (b. 1961, Mississippi, USA) is a writer, editor, and translator, and the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. A selection of his books is listed below. Reviews and essays have appeared in The New York Times Book Review and The Southwest Review, and he has written annotations for recordings published by Arbiter of Cultural Traditions. He is co-founder and managing editor of SUBTROPICS, the literary journal of the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he lives with his partner of twenty-nine years, David Leavitt, and Toby, their Bedlington terrier.

Other Works

  • In Maremma: Life and a House in Southern Tuscany (revised and expanded edition) – Written with David Leavitt

  • The New Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories – Edited with David Leavitt

  • Virtuosi: A Defense and a (Sometimes Erotic) Celebration of Great Pianists

  • The Penguin Book of International Gay Writing


Awards and Recognition

  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship