Mylène Dressler is a writer and a "superb" speaker whose work has been hailed by the New York Times as "splendid' and by the Christian Science Monitor as "haunting," "demanding" and "perfect."
Mylène was born in The Hague, the Netherlands, and after a fulfilling career as a professional ballet dancer began her literary studies at the University of San Francisco, then turned to penning her first novel during her years as a doctoral student at Rice University.
That novel, 'The Medusa Tree,' was praised in 1997 as a "splendid debut” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler, and as a “lyrical and clearly envisioned debut” by Ms. Magazine. She soon followed it with the Book Sense Pick 'The Deadwood Beetle,' named by the Christian Science Monitor as one of its Best Books of 2001, then with 'The Floodmakers' (2004), her "casually briliant" (Texas Monthly) hybrid of play and novel.
Mylène travels widely: her work been translated into French, Dutch and Turkish, and she has been a faculty member or visiting writer at the University of Texas at Austin, the National Autonomous University of Chiapas, the University of Groningen, Rice University, and the University of St. Thomas, among others. She regularly speaks to academic audiences, businesses, fellowships, conferences, congregations and reading groups across the U.S., and leads workshops in creativity, writing, and the art of connecting imaginatively and powerfully through words, voice, movement and action. Her honors and awards include the Fulbright Fellowship, the Paisano Fellowship in Literature, and the Fellowship in Writing from the McCullers Center in Columbus, Georgia, which allowed her to live in the home of the late Carson McCullers. She is currently completing her fourth novel and serving as the Visiting Writer at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina.
For more information, please visit www.mylenedressler.com. For a booking at your next event or conference, please contact Cindi Davis-Andress, PB Talent, 713-266-4488.
Willa Cather, Henry James, Carson McCullers, Edith Wharton
The Wedding of Anna F. (novel)
Alison M. Bond
G.P. Putnam's Sons,
The Women's Media Center
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