dennis_d_redoneDennis Nils Drogseth was born in Brooklyn, NY, and grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey and Woodstock, New York. His family, divided between Norway, on his father’s side, and Alabama on his mother’s side, facilitated many interesting visits and discussions that triggered a balanced interest in Europe and the United States.  Dennis also lived for a year in Concepcion, Chile as a high school exchange student. He graduated from Yale with a degree in Chinese Studies and is conversant in Norwegian, French, Spanish, German, Chinese and Russian. Dennis has spent more than 30 years in high-tech and is currently focusing on the impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on human decision making.

The author ran a poetry workshop at Green Haven prison in Beekman, New York, in the 1970s, which provided the foundation for his one non-fiction work, “From Another World.” The experience also became a source of inspiration for committing to a life of writing against sometimes challenging odds. Another life-changing experience was the loss of his best friend in Chile during Augusto Pinochet’s reign of terror. The complex interweaving of emotions surrounding this loss is examined through a fairytale-like confrontation with the devil in “Finding Dimitri.”

Along with fiction, non-fiction and the poetry contained on this website, the author has also written two musicals (book and lyrics) and two full-length plays.  His love of theater and the rhythms of the spoken word are evident in his fiction, as well.

According to Dennis, “As a group, my readers are interested in ideas, like adventure and surprise, and like to laugh (or sometimes cry). This is so whether they are executives in high tech, long-time readers looking for something different, or just fresh from college and interested in a novel view of politics, religion, and the human condition.”

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