Melvin Jules Bukiet will read from his recent fiction at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Geneva Room. A dessert reception and an opportunity to have books signed will follow.
Bukiet, recipient of the prestigious Edward Lewis Wallant Award, is the author of six books, “Sandman's Dust,” “Stories of an Imaginary Childhood,” “While the Messiah Tarries,” “After,” and the novels “Signs and Wonders” and “Strange Fire”. Combining fable, theology and myth, his fiction, by turns magical and mundane, tragic and comic, is remarkable for the breadth of its concerns and the depth of its vision. He is also the editor of the anthologies “Neurotica” and “Nothing Makes You Free”. His fiction has appeared in the Paris Review and other magazines, his non-fiction in the New York Times, The Nation and elsewhere. Currently, he serves as a member of the faculty at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York City.