Writer / Composer
Mark Christensen is an author, composer and copy-editor. He’s author of the novelette Scarlet and the Swift and the World War II satire novel Nausea in the Clouds.
Originally from California, Mark worked in professional video editing and graphics design – but when he began to lose his eyesight because of a rare eye disease called Keratoconus, he left editing and returned to school to earn a BA in Geography and History from San Diego State University. He began writing both music and stories during his postgradute studies at St Andrews University, Scotland, where he earned an MSc in Sustainable Business Development with an emphasis in existential philosophy. He continued to travel and soon began teaching in Central Europe. After a novelty song he wrote became popular in the Slovak Republic, he remained longer in Europe to focus on his novel Nausea in the Clouds.
Mark is a history enthusiest, who enjoys spending his time in cemeteries – especially his favourite, Vienna’s Zentralfriedhof. His influnces in music include Hans Zimmer, Wojciech Kilar, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz von Suppe. His influences in literature include Halldór Laxness, Frederic Morton and Franz Kafka. His influences in philosophy include Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Schopenhauer, Søren Kierkegaard, Rollo May and Ernest Becker.
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