Meet Loren Mayshark: Author and Comedian

Loren is the award-winning author of #1 Amazon bestseller Death: An Exploration and of Academic Betrayal.

Loren Mayshark

Loren Mayshark’s book, Death: An Exploration, won the 2016 Beverly Hills Book Award in the category of Death and Dying and was selected as the honorable mention recipient for book of the year in the 2016 Foreword INDIES Awards in the category of Grief/Grieving (Adult Nonfiction). He is the author of three books.

He has attended the Gotham Writers Workshop, New York Writers Workshop, and the Chautauqua Writers’ Festival. Loren received a BA in world history from Manhattanville College in 2004 and attended the MA history program at Hunter College in Manhattan.

Some places his work has appeared: The Plentitudes, The Penman Review, and The Permaculture Research Institute.


Loren Mayshark

Loren Mayshark is from New York State and has been around comedy for years. He has been turning heads while doing stand-up in Europe. Although many consider his strength to be storytelling, his style is unique and centers on observational, dark, and surrealist humor but you can never be sure of what he will do as he is constantly offering surprising new twists in his act.

His credits include opening for acclaimed comedians across Europe and headlining at The Immigrant in Brno, Czech Republic. He headlined “The Last Laugh” at the famed Spire Theater as part of the Lucille Ball 2023 Fringe Festival in Jamestown, New York (Home of the National Comedy Center).


What people are saying

Mayshark is a good storyteller; his ability to reveal one perplexing situation after another makes for engaging reading, and his observations about specific professors, their mannerisms, and their personal agendas are particularly memorable. There is a whistleblower quality to the story that should raise the hackles of anyone who has been subject to the injustices meted out by a bureaucratic organization. The story could also be seen as a cautionary tale for any prospective graduate student.

– Foreword Clarion Review

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