Melvin Jules Bukiet


Melvin Jules Bukiet is the author of eight books of fiction and the editor of three anthologies. His fiction has appeared in the Paris Review and other magazines, his non-fiction in the American Scholar and other magazines. He’s also written for the New York Times the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers. His work has been translated into ten languages. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York City.


  • A smart political thriller set in Israel and fueled by succinct observations about the Middle East [...]

  • With a nod to Sholom Aleichem, these twelve linked stories are set in a European shtetl before the war. [...]

  • A captivating and even, occasionally, darkly comic about young survivors of Hitler’s camps, in the period following liberation [...]