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Michael David Lukas Wikipedia
Michael David Lukas (born March 30, 1979) is an American author best known for his novel The Oracle of Stamboul, published by Harper Collins and translated into over a dozen languages. His writing has been published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He has been a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey and a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Tunisia. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Santa Maddalena Foundation, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Lukas has taught creative writing at 826 Valencia, The Writers' Studio at Stanford University, and the University of the Pacific.
Lukas was born in 1979 in Berkeley, California, where he grew up with his four younger siblings. Moving East to attend Brown University, Lukas studied comparative literature and then received an MFA from the creative writing program at the University of Maryland. He currently lives in Oakland with his wife Haley and daughter Mona.