Marc Bookman

Marc Bookman is the executive director of the Atlantic Center for Capital Representation, a nonprofit that provides services for those facing possible execution. Before that he spent many years in the Homicide Unit of the Defender Association of Philadelphia. He has published essays in The Atlantic, Mother Jones, VICE, and Slate. The author of A Descending Spiral: Exposing the Death Penalty in 12 Essays (The New Press), he lives in Philadelphia.

News and Reviews

Los Angeles Review of Books1

Read an interview with Marc Bookman in the Los Angeles Review of Books about the death penalty, our broken criminal justice system, and his new book.

Publishers Weekly

Read a review of Marc Bookman’s A Descending Spiral in Publishers Weekly

Books by Marc Bookman

A Descending Spiral
Exposing the Death Penalty in 12 Essays

Marc Bookman