where the writers are

Latest News & Events

New Essay in the Kenyon Review


Read my latest essay, "Live Toy, Dead Toy," in new issue of the Kenyon Review.

Mylene's Latest Blogs

Feb.20.2014 - 7:05 am
"I gasped the first time we came over the great swell of rock that buttresses the Canyonlands. It’s like falling, but standing still. The land opens, evaporates from under you....
Continue Reading »
Aug.12.2013 - 10:18 am
Yesterday, near Round Mountain in Utah, I found a jagged stone struck by many tiny blows, leaving behind the trace of the human being who had met and shaped it. It wasn't a...
Continue Reading »
Jul.15.2013 - 6:10 pm
Feel like escaping for a moment, and stepping outdoors, to number the birds? I'm delighted to share that my first piece of nature writing--a new genre for me--has just been...
Continue Reading »
Jun.19.2013 - 9:24 am
So this week my first novel, The Medusa Tree, was re-released as an e-book by a wonderful paperless publisher, Untreed Reads: When my agent sold the book to this company a few...
Continue Reading »

Comments from Mylene

Mar.09.2012 - 6:31 am
In response to: Ghosts in the House
. . . you are the first person I have chatted with that remembers Liberace in the Empire Room.  So many famous...
Mar.09.2012 - 6:24 am
In response to: Ghosts in the House
Hi Sharon--yes, I am working on something ghostly of novel length--stay tuned! Will you post your own experience? I...
Mar.09.2012 - 6:22 am
In response to: Hibernaculum
. . . Marcia, I would have never guessed I'd been drawn to a creature I've previously been alarmed by.  But then...
Mar.09.2012 - 6:19 am
In response to: Hibernaculum
Eva, thank you!  I wish I knew where he went at night; I was never able to catch him at the moment of departure,...
Feb.28.2012 - 7:25 pm
In response to: Hibernaculum
. . . I have been reading about White Nose Syndrome, too. Today I looked again at his empty corner.  I will post...

Published Reviews

The Deadwood Beetle--Kindle Edition
Published by The New York Times
Mylène Dressler's second novel is permeated by guilt and memory. Tristan Martens, an aging Dutch professor of entomology at a New York university, is wandering through an...