Mark Schreiber

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Mark Schreiber (born 1960 in Cincinnati, Ohio), is an American writer. He has written over thirty-five books, mostly novels but also memoirs, essays and general science.


Schreiber graduated high school at age fifteen and began writing full-time. His seventh, Princes in Exile, was written when he was twenty and published by Beaufort Books in New York in 1983. It was subsequently published in ten other countries and made into a critically acclaimed film,[1] which was produced by John Dunning II and André Link.[2]

In 2000 Schreiber met Olga Sidorova, a Russian solo trapezist currently starring in Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco. He wrote a book about her and other members in the cast, including Olympian Elena Grosheva, Alya Titarenko and Jesko von den Steinen.

He has published numerous articles, including a My Turn essay in Newsweek in January, 2008.[3]

Selected works[edit]

  • Princes in Exile (1983)
  • Carnelian (2000)
  • Dreams of the Solo Trapeze: Offstage with the Cirque du Soleil (2005)
  • Starcrossed (2007)
  • Pebble Beach (2007)
  • How to Build an Elephant (2007)


  1. Jump up ^ Stephen Holden, The New York Times, 22 February 1991
  2. Jump up ^;
  3. Jump up ^ Newsweek, 22 January 2008, p. 28

1. Stephen Holden, The New York Times, 22 February 1991. 2. 3. Newsweek, 22 January 2008, p. 28.