The College of the Pacific Department of English is welcoming another successful author to its faculty ranks this autumn.
Author Michael David Lukas will join the department as a visiting lecturer and will instruct a course in creative writing. His debut novel, “The Oracle of Stamboul,” was translated into over a dozen languages and was nominated for the California Book Award, the NCIBA Book of the Year Award, and the Harold U.Ribalow Prize. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Slate, National Geographic Traveler, and Georgia Review, and he has received scholarships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Montalvo Arts Center, New York State Summer Writers’ Institute, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and Elizabeth George Foundation. In 2011, he was profiled by NPR about the challenges facing a first-time writer as they struggle to balance their literary work and the demands of modern life. Lukas is currently at work on his second novel, “The Forty-Third Name of God.”