Barry Nathaniel Malzberg was born July 24, 1939, and attended Syracuse University from 1956 to 1960, where he was awarded a Schubert Foundation Playwriting fellowship. In 1964 he married Joyce Zelnick. The next year he began working for the Scott Meredith Literary Agency, publishing his first story ("The Bed" as by "Nathan Herbert") in March, 1966, and his first SF story ("We're Coming Through the Window") the following August.
Since then, he has published crime fiction, erotica, film and TV tie-ins, men's adventure, satire, science fiction and over 100 stories and essays under his own name and a variety of pseudonyms, as well as collaborating with other authors and editing numerous anthologies. His SF novel Beyond Apollo was awarded the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. He lives with his wife in Teaneck, New Jersey.
- The Spread / Horizontal Woman
- Two novels that probe the dubious worlds of a pornographer and a social worker. "A combination of the absurd rompings of a female a la Terry Southern's Candy and the existential angst of Kafka and Camus."–David Hemmingson, Those Sexy Vintage Sleaze Books. July 2019.
- Lady of a Thousand Sorrows / Confessions of Westchester County
- "A thinly-veiled Kennedy saga, told by a Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis-like character being held against her will in a secluded room and awaiting assassination by her sinister caretakers."—Amazon.com. "Mr. Malzberg writes with cold stylishness about hot subjects."—Detroit Free Press. New afterword by the author. April 2018.
- Barry N. Malzberg's comic masterpiece back in print at last! Harry the Flat is dead and buried in the backstretch of Aqueduct Raceway. Our hero, for reasons many and varied, must dig him up, or suffer undue stress at the hands of the Mob — it's going to be a long day. Includes a new afterword by the author.