Bio

Mark Goldblatt is a theologian, novelist, columnist and book reviewer as well as a professor at Fashion Institute of Technology of the State University of New York. 

His controversial first novel, Africa Speaks, a satire of black urban culture, was published in 2002 by The Permanent Press. His second novel, Sloth, a comedic take on postmodernism, was published in 2010 by Greenpoint Press. The Unrequited, a literary mystery from Five Star/Cengage, followed in 2013  the same year Random House released Twerp, a novel for young (and old) readers.

Goldblatt's book of political commentary, Bumper Sticker Liberalism was published by Broadside/Harpercollins in 2012. He has written hundreds of opinion pieces and book reviews for a combination of the New York Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Reason Magazine, Commentary, Ducts Webzine, The Common ReviewUSA Today, the Daily News, Newsday, National Review, the Daily Caller and the American Spectator.

His academic articles have appeared in Philosophy Now, the Chronicle of Higher EducationAcademic Questions, Sewanee Theological Review, English Renaissance Prose, Issues in Developmental Education 1999, the Encyclopedia of Tudor England and the Dictionary of Literary Biography.

He has been a guest on Inside City Hall on NY1, the Catherine Crier Show on Court TV and done dozens of interviews for print and web journals and radio stations. His integrity has been called into question by the Village Voice, which should count for something.


Click here for Goldblatt's interview with PIF Magazine.

3 comments:

  1. I still haven't seen an apology from MR Goldblatt, For his 2002 " Black History Month distorts accomplishment" article in USA Today and publications. Sometimes, in some people effort to attack something they are uncomfortable
    with these individuals go too far. This the case with MR Goldblatt's criticism of BHM. Anyone can say who the ancient Egyptian were not, but how did the ancient Egyptians present themselves? They presented themselves as Africans of color in their art. When Goldblatt talks about architecture examples he lays himself bare. The architect of the first pyramid more than 4600 years ago was Imhotep, a "black" man search his name on the internet. The man he build it for was King Djoser, was "black", search for his images. The same can be said about Snefru, Khufu, Djedefre, Khafre, Menkaure... All had pyramids built. It is obvious that the Great Sphinx is not an images of a
    Caucasian. This seems to allude Goldblatt and says that an ancient image of a statue with prominent African features did not show southern influence in ancient Egypt. Goldblatt said "They're about the fear that if we define
    history as a record of military conflict, scientific advance, social movements, speculative thought and artistic endeavor (and) what is the sensible alternative?) " Thutmose III, won about 17 battles and controlled what is now Israel and Syria and other places in Southwest Asia in the 15th century BCE. Search for his images on the internet.
    But, the most reliable proof that he was "black" is the profile of his mummy. His mummy has a wide and large nose, albeit broken, a sloped forehead, a prominent mouth and a head shaped like quite a few "black" males walking around today. Mummification was scientific and medicine. The almost full representation of women in ancient Egypt was a social movement not seen anywhere else. The Maxim of Ptahhotep is "speculative thought."
    And Egyptian art, especially during the Amarna Period is "artistic endeavor". There was a civilization and pyramids built in ancient Nubia (Cush). There was Taharqa, a Cushite King of Egypt mentioned in the Bible. In ancient times,
    civilizations of color were more of the norm than the exception. This is when skin color wasn't a weapon used against people as it is used today. Compare ancient Egyptian art to ancient Greek art and tell me if the people look similar? This even though ancient Egyptian art precedes ancient Greek art by a couple millennia. For this reason among others no one can truthful say that the ancient Egyptians were Caucasian. The ancient Egyptians were of color, which if someone who looked like them sat on the bus in Montgomery in 1955, they would have to sit in the back of the bus.

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