Join us in welcoming Randolph Splitter for a reading from his book, The Ramadan Drummer.
Shots ring out, and a child is gravely wounded. After a sexual encounter, the daughter of a prominent Muslim family disappears… In this timely novel about clashing values in a multicultural world, the protagonists learn that they must chart their own paths toward spiritual meaning and personal connection.
Randolph Splitter graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hamilton College; earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley; taught literature, creative writing, and composition for many years at Caltech and De Anza College; and edited the national literary magazine Red Wheelbarrow for ten of those years.
Besides The Ramadan Drummer, he has published a novella/story collection called Body and Soul (Creative Arts) and a study of Marcel Proust from Routledge & Kegan Paul. He’s published over a dozen stories, including three adapted from The Ramadan Drummer. He’s also written prize-winning screenplays and made short films.
His parents fled Vienna when the Nazis took over. Growing up on the East Coast, he has spent the rest of his life on the West. With two daughters and three grandkids, he currently lives with his wife in sometimes sunny Portland, Oregon.