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David Bradley

Author's Bio

David Bradley is the author of the novels South Street and The Chaneysville Incident. Although his short story "You Remember the Pinmill," published in Narrative, was awarded a 2014 O. Henry Prize, since 1985 Bradley has worked primarily in Creative Nonfiction. His most recent work in that genre has appeared in Narrative, Brevity and TriQuarterly. His persona essay, "A Eulogy for Nigger," was awarded the 2015 Notting Hill Prize. is currently at work on a collection of essays, The Bondage Hypothesis: Meditations on Race, History and America, and a novel-in-stories, Raystown. Born in Western Pennsylvania, he now lives in Southern California.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Chaneysville Incident (Harper & Row, 1990), South Street (Scribner, 1986)
Journals:
Esquire, Philadelphia, The Nation, The New Yorker
Prizes:
PEN/Faulkner Award (1982) Academy Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (1982) Guggenheim Fellowship for fiction (1989) National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship for Creative Non-fiction (1991) O. Henry Prize 2014 Notting Hill Prize 2015

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin, Casualties by Elizabeth Marro, Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
Favorite Books:
Absalom, Absalom; Moby-Dick; Bleak House; Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Favorite Authors:
Faulkner, Twain, Dickens, T. J. Parker, Susan Straight

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Listing last updated: March 29, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
African American, Appalachian
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Born in:
Bedford, PA
Raised in:
Bedford, PA

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