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September 23-26, 2008

Michael Blumenthal

Michael Blumenthal is the author of the memoir All My Mothers and Fathers (2002) and of Dusty Angel (1999), his sixth book of poems. His seventh book of poetry, And, will be published in 2009. His novel, Weinstock Among the Dying (l994), won a Hadassah Magazine prize for the best work of Jewish fiction. Formerly director of creative writing at Harvard, Blumenthal currently holds the Mina Hohenberg Darden Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at ODU. He has lived and taught in Hungary, Israel, Germany and France; in May 2007, he worked with orphaned infant chacma baboons in South Africa. He spends his summers in a small village near the shores of Lake Balaton in Hungary.

[extracted from 2008 festival brochure]


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