David Vann (born October 19, 1966 on Adak Island, Alaska) is an author and creative writing professor at the University of Warwick in England. Vann received a Guggenheim Fellowship and has been a National Endowment of the Arts fellow, a Wallace Stegner fellow, and a John L’Heureux fellow. His work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers. His books have been selected for the New Yorker Book Club, the Times Book Club, the Samlerens Bogklub in Denmark and have been optioned for film. He has appeared in documentaries with the BBC, CNN, PBS, National Geographic, and E! Entertainment.
- 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
- 2007 - Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction for Legend of a Suicide/Sukkwan Island
- 2008 - California Book Award for Legend of a Suicide/Sukkwan Island
- 2009 - AWP Nonfiction Award for Last Day On Earth: A Portrait of the NIU School Shooter
- 2010 - Prix Medicis Étranger (best foreign novel), France, for Legend of a Suicide/Sukkwan Island
- 2011 - Premi Llibreter, Spain, best foreign novel for Legend of a Suicide/Sukkwan Island
- Henfield/Transatlantic Review Award for Legend of a Suicide/Sukkwan Island
- Author Website
-  KGNU Claudia Cragg radio interview with David Vann on 'Caribou Island'