David Anthony Durham is the author of the popular trilogy of fantasy novels set in the fictional Acacia: The Sacred Band, The Other Lands, and The War With The Mein, as well as the historical novels The Risen, Pride of Carthage, Walk Through Darkness, and Gabriel’s Story. He also writes in George R.R. Martin's weird and wonderful Wild Cards universe, most recently last year’s Texas Hold'em: A Wild Cards novel.
David has won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, a Legacy Award, was a Finalist for the Prix Imaginales and has twice had his books named NY Times Notable Book of the year. His novels have been published in the UK and in French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. Three of his novels have been optioned for development as feature films.
David received an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Maryland, where he later taught. He currently teaches at the University of Nevada Reno, but has also taught at the University of Massachusetts, Colorado College, for the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation, Cal State University, and at Hampshire College, and the Stonecoast MFA Program. He has reviewed for The Washington Post and The Raleigh News & Observer, and has served as a judge for the Pen/Faulkner Awards.