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David Vann

David Vann photoPublished in 20 languages, David Vann’s internationally-bestselling books have won 15 prizes, including best foreign novel in France and Spain, and appeared on 75 Best Books of the Year lists in a dozen 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, 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 is currently a Professor at the University of Warwick in England and is working on a translation of Beowulf.


  • 2005 – A Mile Down: The True Story of a Disastrous Career at Sea
  • 2008 – Legend of a Suicide, stories and a novella
  • 2011 – Caribou Island
  • 2011 – Last Day On Earth: A Portrait of the NIU School Shooter
  • 2012 – Dirt
  • 2013 – Goat Mountain
  • 2014 – Crocodile: Memoirs from a Mexican Drug-Running Port, published in Spanish only
  • 2014 – The Higher Blue, a story collection published only in languages other than English (French, German, Spanish, etc.).

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