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Mark Salzman (born December 3, 1959 in Greenwich, Connecticut) is an American writer. Salzman is best known for his 1986 memoir Iron & Silk, which describes his experiences living in China as an English teacher in the early 1980s.

Salzman studied Chinese Language and Literature at Yale University. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude in 1982 and spent the next two years in Changsha, Hunan teaching English at Hunan Medical College (?????) and studying martial arts with Pan Qingfu, a Chinese martial arts teacher and kung fu movie actor. His experiences in China are recounted in his first book, Iron & Silk: A young American encounters swordsmen, bureaucrats and other citizens of contemporary China, published in 1986. Salzman received several literary awards for Iron & Silk. The book was made into a 1990 film of the same title. Salzman wrote the screenplay and starred as himself in the film. Though the real venue of the story was in Changsha, the film was shot in Hangzhou, Zhejiang.

Salzman's other publications include several works of fiction, a memoir dealing with growing up in suburbia, more specifically Ridgefield, Connecticut, and a report on his work as a creative writing instructor for juvenile delinquents.

Salzman plays the cello. In high school, he played the cello for the Norwalk Youth Symphony.

In the mid 1990's, Salzman appeared in magazine advertisements for Dewar's Scotch Whisky.

In 2007, Mark Salzman, along with three other men, starred inThe Protagonist, directed by his wife, Jessica Yu.

Salzman was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 2000. He, his wife Jessica Yu, an Academy Award-winning filmmaker, and their daughter Ava live in Los Angeles.

Works By Salzman   more �

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Total Books: 42
The Man in the Empty Boat
2012 - The Man in the Empty Boat (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781453222683
ISBN-10: 1453222685
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Iron  Silk
2009 - Iron Silk (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781412812696
ISBN-10: 1412812690
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True Notebooks A Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall
2008 - True Notebooks a Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781439551707
ISBN-10: 1439551707
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Iron and Silk
2008 - Iron and Silk [Vintage Departures] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781439509692
ISBN-10: 1439509697
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The Soloist
2006 - The Soloist (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781419380075
ISBN-10: 1419380079
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True Notebooks  A Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall
2004 - True Notebooks a Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780375727610
ISBN-10: 0375727612
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 14

True Notebooks
2004 - True Notebooks (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780747571308
ISBN-10: 0747571309
Genre: Nonfiction
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True Notebooks
2003 - True Notebooks [Alex Awards] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780375413087
ISBN-10: 0375413081
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 14

Lying Awake
2003 - Lying Awake (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780747561408
ISBN-10: 0747561400
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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Glimmer Train Stories 41
2001 - Glimmer Train Stories 41 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781880966402
ISBN-10: 1880966409
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Lying Awake
2001 - Lying Awake (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780375706066
ISBN-10: 0375706062
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Substores
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 44

Lying Awake
2000 - Lying Awake (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780375406324
ISBN-10: 0375406328
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 14

Lost in Place
1997 - Lost in Place (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517193730
ISBN-10: 0517193736
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Lost In Place  Growing Up Absurd in Suburbia
1996 - Lost in Place Growing Up Absurd in Suburbia (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679767787
ISBN-10: 0679767789
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 16

The Soloist
1995 - The Soloist (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780679759263
ISBN-10: 0679759263
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 34

The Soloist
1994 - The Soloist (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780394570105
ISBN-10: 0394570103
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 6

Pas de vacances pour Immense Savoir
1992 - Pas De Vacances Pour Immense Savoir (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782211013482
ISBN-10: 2211013481
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The Laughing Sutra
1992 - The Laughing Sutra [Vintage Contemporaries] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679735465
ISBN-10: 0679735461
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 15

THEY WENTTRAVEL WRITING CL
1991 - They Wenttravel Writing Cl [The Writer's Craft] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780395563366
ISBN-10: 0395563364
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Laughing Sutra  A Novel
1991 - The Laughing Sutra a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394570099
ISBN-10: 039457009X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
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Iron  Silk A Young American Encounters Swordsmen Bureaucrats and Other Citizens of Contemporary China