Mark Greif was born in 1975, studied History and Literature in Harvard, Oxford and Yale. He is the co-editor of the literary magazine »n+1«. His essays have been published in the German-speaking region under the title »Bluescreen« (2011). Greif is also an active supporter and speaker of the Occupy Wall Street movement. He is an editor and author, and teaches literature at the Eugene Lang College and at the New School University. Greif lives in New York.