Marc Joan spent the early part of his life in India, and the early part of his career in biomedical research. He draws on this and other experience for his fiction, which has been widely published in magazines. His novelette, The Speckled God, was published by Unsung Stories in Feb 2017; he is a contributor to the forthcoming Comma Press anthology Mirror in the Mirror, the Night Terror Novels anthology Ceci n’est pas une histoire d’horreur, and the DBND anthology Ghost Stories for Starless Nights. He was a finalist in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2017/2018; runner up in the Ink Tears Short Story Competition 2017/18; received a Special Mention in the Galley Beggar Short Story Competition 2017/18; long-listed for the Brighton Prize 2017; reached the last 60 (from nearly 1,000 entries) of the 2018 BBC National Short Story Award; received an Honourable Mention of the 2020 CRAFT Short Fiction Prize; was winner of the 2020 Punt Volat Short Story Competition, and finalist in the same competition with a second entry; was long-listed in the 2020 William van Dyke Short Story Prize; achieved Highly Commended in the Gatehouse Press New Fiction Prize, 2020; was finalist/selected for publication in the 2020/21 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award; was short-listed in the 2021 Short Fiction/University of Essex International Short Story Competition; was long-longlisted in the 2021 Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize; proceeded to the second round of the 2021 Bridport Short Story Prize; and had two stories long-listed in the 2021 Exeter Story Prize. Marc lives in England with his family.