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Donald Mengay grew up in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. 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 where he focused on English, French, German, and Latin Literature, to which he later added Spanish. He taught Queer Lit at Baruch College, 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 created a course in Post-Humanist Lit, which has formed the theoretical basis for his creative writing. The Lede to Our Undoing is his debut novel, the first in a trilogy. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


BA, Psychology, Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO

MA, English Literature, University of Denver

PhD, Comparative Literature, New York University



The Lede to Our Undoing (novel)


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  • Hello world! (Welcome to Donald Mengay's MLA Page , 2023-07-11)

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