Stephen Marche (born 1976) is a Canadian writer. In 2005, he received a doctorate in early modern English drama from the University of Toronto.

He writes a monthly column for Esquire, "A Thousand Words about Our Culture". In 2011, this column was a finalist for the American Society of Magazine Editors award for columns and commentary.[1] His articles also appear in the New York Times and The Atlantic.[2]

Marche's novel Raymond and Hannah was published in 2005. An anthology of short stories linked by a common plot element, Shining at the Bottom of the Sea, followed in 2007.[3]

Marche wrote an opinion piece published by The New York Times on August 14, 2015, titled "The Closing of the Canadian Mind".[4] In this article he was critical of Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada, linking him with Rob Ford, former mayor of Toronto who was involved in a crack cocaine scandal.

Marche has a son, and lives with his wife in Toronto.[5]


  1. ^ "Home | ASME". Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  2. ^ "Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?". RadioWest website. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ Beha, Christopher R. (September 9, 2007). "The Lost World". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ Marche, Stephen (2015-08-14). "The Closing of the Canadian Mind". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2015-08-14. 
  5. ^ Marche, Stephen (June 7, 2013). "Why Fatherhood Matters". Esquire. Retrieved June 15, 2014.