Jeffrey F. Barken, en-route Delhi-Hyderabad India, 12/2012

Jeffrey Barken, Delhi-Hyderabad India, 12/2012








Inspired Reading 

The author’s reading informs his fiction. Follow Barken on Goodreads for updates on his current research interests and to read short book reviews.

Jeffrey’s Reading

5 of 5 stars
It takes a while to shake the dreamy nature of the first two books in Durrell’s quartet, but the intertwined plots, and deceptions these characters are capable of are steadily thickening–culminating in a thrilling read. The author is a …
5 of 5 stars
I didn’t start loving this book until I was 100 pages into the second volume of the quartet, “Balthazar.” “Justine” reads like a fragmented dream. The ensuing books fill in the blanks, revise the timeline and flesh out the characters, re…
Three Comrades: A Novel of Germany Between the Wars
4 of 5 stars
Well worth the read. Some of the best descriptions of a salespersons mentality I’ve ever read!



“Life Moves Faster than Reason…”

Jeffrey Barken is the author of the short story collection, This Year in Jerusalem and the novel All the Lonely Boys in New York. Born in Syracuse NY, Jeffrey grew up in Ithaca, where he later attended Cornell University. He also holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Baltimore and is the creator and editor of the online literary magazine, Monologging.org. This unique publication connects writers with artists around the world, encouraging multi-media collaboration and providing weekly arts related reporting.

Jeffrey’s short fiction has appeared in dashality, Urbanite, and Welter. He is also a freelance reporter for JNS.org, covering politics, economics, education, medicine and technology topics, as well as providing critical book and arts reviews, travel and sports stories. The below link lists all of his past publications: