Mark was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana and grew up in Texas and Virginia. He is the author of two award-winning short story collections The Ice at the Bottom of the World and Charity.
His journalism has appeared in The New York Times, Harper's, Spin, Esquire, George, Detour, Vogue, and The Oxford American, and he has been a correspondent for the BBC.
- "The New Frontier"
- "The Unveiling"
- "La Serpiente" (with Lauren Signorino)
- "Sleigh Ride" (with Dave Erickson)
- Party of Five
- Hell on Wheels