Published in 23 languages, David Vann’s internationally-bestselling books have won 14 prizes, including best foreign novel in France and Spain, and appeared on 83 Best Books of the Year lists in a dozen countries. He has been featured in 94 international literary festivals and had book tours in 32 countries. He has written for the Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Outside, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, The Sunday Times, The Observer, The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph, The Financial Times, The New Statesman, Elle UK, Esquire UK, Esquire Russia, National Geographic Adventure, Writer’s Digest, McSweeney’s, and other magazines and newspapers. A former Guggenheim fellow, National Endowment for the Arts fellow, Wallace Stegner fellow, and John L’Heureux fellow, he holds degrees from Stanford and Cornell and is currently a Professor at the University of Warwick in England and Honorary Professor at the University of Franche-Comté in France. Profiled: New York Times, cover of Arts section, Le Monde (France), El Pais (Spain), The Sunday Times (UK), Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The Listener (New Zealand), The Observer (UK), La Vanguardia, back page (Spain), San Francisco Chronicle, cover of Arts section, Metro (UK) “The Big Interview,” The Scotsman, Sunday Business Post (Ireland), The Irish Times, The Anchorage Daily News, Publishers Weekly.
Newsroom article discussing David in New Zealand and Halibut on the Moon (March, 2020)
'Novels stand outside time, with their narrative structure of beginning, middle and end. They outlast politics, which are by nature ephemeral, swift and changeable and can quickly become invisible, detectable only to the skilled eye. ' - Fiona Farrell