The author of Evidence of a Lost City
is D.N. Stuefloten, an aging gentleman who has spent most of his life wandering around the world, writing his increasingly eccentric novels. These novels include Maya, The Ethiopian Exhibition, The Queen of Las Vegas
(in Mexico Trilogy
), and The Wilderness
, all published by the literary press FC2; plus Mofa, The Pilgrim, Orphe, Metropolis, Orifice, Autobiography of a Wanderer
, and Hag
(which is also a movie he created in Mexico). These books are available at Amazon.
His short stories have appeared in a number of literary magazines, such as Santa Monica Review, Black Ice, The Spitting Image, Flashpoint, Dead Sheep; and anthologies (Degenerate Prose: Writing Beyond Categories
). The Washington Post Book World
once compared his work to that of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Marguerite Duras, and Severo Sarduy. He remains, however—as he is proud to note—probably the most obscure literary novelist in America.
Stuefloten has lived in British North Borneo, where he ran a small mining company, and Australia, Southern Rhodesia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Spain, England, Tangier. He was a smuggler in India, and a black market money changer in Ceylon. He worked for a magician in Africa, and was smuggled into Borneo by Moro pirates. He has gone down the Amazon, and various jungle rivers in Guatamala and Mexico, sleeping in Mayan ruins and Indian villages, and worked his way around the South Seas on a fishing boat. He rode a motorcyle up the center of Australia, and another from California to Panama. It has been, he says, a life of adventure, and this adventure is reflected in his novels. He now lives in a small town in California, in the house his father built, and where he was raised as a child. "It is my elephant's graveyard," he once noted. "I have come back here to die."
More of his work may be seen at the links below, and he may be contacted by email at don(at)dnstuefloten.com.