Melnyczuk Askold

Melnyczuk Askold

Writer

Askold Melnyczuk has published four novels, as well as numerous essays, stories, memoirs, poems, and translations. About his most recent novel, Smedley’s Secret Guide to World Literature, Tom Sleigh wrote: "As sophisticated and ourely strange as Roberto Bolano, as vulnerable as Salinger….Smedley’s Secret Guide makes you feel, without the least bit of strain, that you are in the hands of a comic genius."

He’s taught at Harvard and currently teaches at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Founder of Arrowsmith Press, in 2011 he received the George Garret Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from the Associated Writing Programs.