Stephen Markley is a writer and the author of two critically-acclaimed novels.
His debut, Ohio, is set in a small rust belt town and follows four former classmates who’ve returned home to grapple with their troubled past.
His most recent work is the epic novel The Deluge. It takes place in an America where the realities of climate change are becoming all too real as humanity struggles to navigate and survive in an uncertain world.
In recent years, Stephen moved to Los Angeles and worked as a member of the writers’ room of the hit TV show “Only Murders in the Building.”
Stephen talked with Hanif about injecting humor into tragic stories, writing for TV and being a diehard Cleveland Cavaliers fan.
Funding for Small Joys with Hanif Abdurraqib is provided by The Columbus Foundation and the and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.