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Melvin Bukiet

Melvin Jules Bukiet is a novelist and literary critic living in New York City. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York, Bukiet took a Master of Fine Arts degree at Columbia University. He is the author of a number of novels, including Sandman’s Dust, After, While the Messiah Tarries, Signs and Wonders, Strange Fire, and A Faker’s Dozen.

Bukiet won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award in 1992 for Stories of an Imaginary Childhood.  He edited the collections Neurotica: Jewish Writers on Sex, Nothing Makes You Free, and Scribblers on the Roof. His works have been translated into a half-dozen languages, can be found in Antaeus, The Paris Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Killing the Buddha, and The New York Times.

 He currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. He is married and has three children.


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