Author, editor or co-editor of seventeen books, Leonard Neufeldt was born and raised in the immigrant Dutch-Russian Mennonite hamlet of Yarrow, BC. His grandfather and father, placed under arrest by Bolshevik agents for transport to the Gulag, escaped to Canada via Spain, Cuba and Mexico. His maternal grandmother accounts for his Ashkenazic connection. Neufeldt graduated summa cum laude from Waterloo Lutheran University (Wilfred Laurier) and received his MA and PhD in the USA. He and his wife have spent most of their professional years in America and abroad, notably in Europe and Turkey. Lecture tours have taken him to India (twice), Germany, Korea and China. Over the years he has been the recipient of major grants and several awards for his scholarship as well as poetry. His scholarly essays and books have appeared with Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and Princeton University press, among others.
Posted on: Sunday, August 9, 2015
For the week of August 9, 2015 - Leonard Neufeldt's seventh book of poetry, Painting Over Sketches of Anatolia was McNally Robinson Winnipeg's best seller in paperback fiction.