Mark Beauregard is the author of The Whale: A Love Story, a novel about Herman Melville’s emotionally charged relationship with Nathaniel Hawthorne and how it transformed his masterpiece, Moby-Dick.  The novel was a finalist for the 2016 Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Prize for First Fiction.  It will be a Penguin paperback in 2018.


The Washington Post said, The Whale is fiction, of course, although the author is careful to depart as little as possible from the historical record, but the accuracy of the premise is of less interest than Beauregard’s immense skill in rendering Melville’s inner voice—an impressive feat of authorly ventriloquism. Beauregard has captured the true hide and grit of that God- and nature-haunted 19th-century mind in all its rough, baroque, oddly tender poetry."


Mark Beauregard has been a journalist, magazine editor, and manager of nonprofit arts and community organizations. He has lived in many places throughout the United States and Europe and currently resides in Tucson, Arizona, where he is at work on a new novel.






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