Michael Blumenthal is the author, most recently, of the memoir All
My Mothers and Fathers (Harper Collins, 2002), and of Dusty Angel (BOA
Editions, 1999), his sixth book of poems. His novel Weinstock Among
the Dying, which won Hadassah Magazine's Harold U. Ribelow Prize for
the best work of Jewish fiction, was published in l994, and his collection
of essays from Central Europe, When History Enters the House, in 1998.
Formerly Director of Creative Writing at Harvard, he has lived and taught
in Hungary, Israel, Germany and France, mostly as a Fulbright Fellow.
In 2004-5, he held the Acuff Chair of Excellence in the Creative Arts
at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee, and is now Darden Endowed
Chair in Creative Writing at ODU for 2006-7. He spends his summers in
a small village near the shores of Lake Balaton in Hungary, and occasionally
teaches at the University of Western Michigan’s Summer Writing
Program in Prague.