January 26, 2024

It gives us great pleasure to present a Season 9, Episode 4 Interview – Donald Mengay

Donald Mengay joins us to share his recent book, The Lede to Our Undoing. We talk about placing a novel in the rust belt of the 70s, diversity and inclusion, and how his narrator ties in humanity’s behavior toward the natural world.

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Donald Mengay grew up in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked in a factory for a time and managed a bookstore. He began writing fiction in his early twenties while pursuing a degree in Psychology at Metropolitan State University in Denver. He earned a Masters in English Lit at the University of Denver and a Ph.D. in Comparative Lit from NYU. He taught Queer and Post-Humanist Lit at the City University of New York for over thirty years, as well as English at the University of Paris, Nanterre. During his years teaching he published several articles of queer criticism in academic journals that include among others Genders, Genre, and Minnesota University Press. He also co-published a book entitled Dis/Inheritance: New Croatian Photography, from Ikon Press. The Lede to Our Undoing is his debut novel, the first in a trilogy. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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