Marcus Mursalin Cornelius
Born in 1943 in Bristol, UK, and, at 14 years of age, knew he would spend his life as a writer. He graduated from Exeter University (UK) in 1965, was then awarded a 2-year Creative Writing Scholarship at Syracuse University (USA), and back in UK was awarded a further 2-year writing grant in 1967. In 1969, he was opened in Subud and has followed the latihan of Subud ever since. How this element in his life changed the path he followed over the ensuing forty years and more is told in his inner autobiography (see below).
After managing his own book business in UK for 10 years, he migrated to Australia where he worked in the photographic industry, arts management and freelance writing in Melbourne and Sydney.
It was in Sydney that he completed his first major novel Out of Nowhere - the musical life of Warne Marsh (published 2002, reprinted 2008). Described by one reader as 'the most literate book about music that I have ever read', it was a major part of the reason he secured a position as a professor at a University in Japan, where he lived, taught and wrote for another 10 years.
His second work was a fifteen-year project, a major 5-part novel Note for Note (Another Pentateuch), all five volumes published by i-Universe and available from the publisher, amazon.com, other online sites and your local bookshop. He has also completed 8 volumes of poetry/song, which he calls Sopolyrimu (songs, poems, lyrics for music).
Each volume of Sopolyrimu contains one hundred songs, and the first two Volumes (Songs from the Villa and Songs from down the Lane) were published in 2009 followed by Volume 3 (Songs like fallen Apples) .
In August 2009 he set out to London (UK) and Paris to perform his sopolyrimu accompanied by improvised music and dance, which adventure ultimately took him to Spain. He is now working on a major work of poetic fiction called d-Tours, or one man's final 100 years, more or less, a meditation in prose-poetry called keepers takers, and a 9th volume of sopolyrimu called Songs for a day and Age. After two years in Eymet, France, Marcus settled in the magical suburb of Triana in Sevilla, Spain, in April 2012, and he has no intention of leaving. (The voice of Triana is to be found in the pages of Triana Crónica - Spanish only.) Twinkling of an I in the Eye of the Self is the story of his inner evolution, and was published by i-Universe in March 2015.
• His spoken word CD's are available by contacting the author directly (see the Contact page) or for download on i-Tunes.
• Readers are encouraged to order his books directly from the publisher, i-Universe - that way he earns more.