David Sosnowski

Fiction Writer

6410 Mayfair
Taylor, MI 48180

Author's Bio

David Sosnowski has worked as a gag writer, fireworks salesman, telephone pollster, university writing instructor, and environmental protection specialist, while living in cities as varied as Washington, DC; Detroit, Michigan; and Fairbanks, Alaska. He is the author of four critically acclaimed novels, Rapture, Vamped, Happy Doomsday, and, most recently, Buzz Kill (coming January 2020 from 47North).

Writers Retreats: 
Literary agent: 
Jane Dystel at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLC

Publications & Prizes

Buzz Kill (47North, 2020)
Happy Doomsday (47North, 2019)
Vamped (Free Press, 2004)
Rapture (Villard Books, 1996)
Prizes won: 

Vamped awarded Lord Ruthven Award for Fiction, International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 2005.

Vamped named Fangoria Magazine’s Book of the Month, August 2004.

Vamped named Amazon’s Breakout Book of the Summer 2004, June 2004.

Pushcart Prize nominee for fiction, 1995.

Arts Foundation of Michigan, grant recipient, 1995.

First place, Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize, 1994 (judge: Barbara Kingsolver).

Third place, River City Fiction Prize, Memphis, Tennessee, 1992 (judge: David Leavitt).

First and third place, Fejes Fiction Prize, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, 1985 (judge: Hilma Wolitzer).

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
In no particular order: Thomas Lynch, Charles Baxter, Mary Doria Russell, Michael Chabon, George Saunders, Philip Roth, Elmore Leonard, Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon, Christopher Moore, Barbara Kingsolver, Jess Walter, Anne Lamott, Karen Joy Fowler, Jonathan Lethem, Chad Harbach, Jeffrey Eugenides, Sam Lipsyte, Richard Price, Roberto Bolano, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kurt Vonnegut, Carl Sagan...
What I'm reading now: 
Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Identifies as: 
Polish American
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Born in: 
Dearborn, MI
Raised in: 
Taylor, MI
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Last update: Jul 15, 2019