David A. Taylor

Washington, DC
E-mail: 
Website: 
www.davidataylor.org

Author's Bio

My short fiction collection, Success: Stories received the Washington Writers’ Publishing House fiction prize. Caroline Leavitt called it a “brilliant” collection that “unpeels the lives and loves of ordinary people to reveal nuggets of extraordinary truths...Deceptively spare and absolutely unforgettable.“ My stories have appeared in Potomac Review, Gargoyle, Jabberwock Review, Oxford American, Washington City Paper, Barrelhouse, and several anthologies. My articles appear in The Washington Post, and Smithsonian; nonfiction books include Soul of a People (Wiley), named among Best Books of 2009 and a People’s Choice Award Finalist from the Library of Virginia, and Ginseng, the Divine Root (Algonquin). I teach at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD and live in Washington, DC. @dataylor1

Publications and Prizes

Book

Success: Stories
(Washington Writers' Publishing House,
2008)
Prizes: 
2009 Library of Virginia Literary Awards Finalist

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Alexandria, VA

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
Alice Munro, George Saunders, Chekhov, Amy Bloom

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Listing last updated: July 17, 2013.