David Galef has published fifteen books. His awards include a
Fulbright fellowship. A co-founder of the MFA program in creative
writing at the University of Mississippi, he is now a professor of
English at Montclair State University.
David Galef's stories, whether longer or as tiny one-page wonders, can
contain both humor and fear. In this work the ordinary slips easily into
the allegorical, into the dream and sometimes into the nightmare, often
leaving the reader with moments of narrative that will stick like a
sharp-edged image from a memorable poem or painting. Galef's vision
blossoms in a twenty-first century America, but its roots stretch back
to the terror behind the oldest folk legends.