Melvin Dixon

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Birthday
29, 1950
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Oct 26, 1992 (42)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
29, 1950
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Oct 26, 1992 (42)

About

An American professor, author, poet, and translator, he is known for novels such as Vanishing Rooms and Trouble the Water. Many of his works discuss the lives of gay, African-American men.

Before Fame

He earned a BA from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. from Brown University.

Trivia

His novel, Trouble the Water, won the Charles H. and N. Mildred Nilon Excellence in Minority Fiction Award.

Family Life

He died in his forties from complications of AIDS, after having spent many years with his partner, Richard Horovitz.

Associated With

He taught at Queens College, where Stephen Fry once studied literature.