David Gates (author)
|Born||8 January 1947|
|Notable awards||Guggenheim Fellowship (1998)|
David Gates (born January 8, 1947) is an American journalist and novelist. His first novel, Jernigan (1991), about a dysfunctional one-parent family, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1992 and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. This was followed by a second novel, Preston Falls (1998), and two short story collections, The Wonders of the Invisible World (1999) and A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me (2015). He has published short stories in The New Yorker, Tin House, Newsweek, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Rolling Stone, H.O.W, The Oxford American, The Journal of Country Music, Esquire magazine, Ploughshares, GQ, Grand Street, TriQuarterly, and The Paris Review. Gates is also a Guggenheim Fellow.
He teaches in the graduate writing program at The University of Montana as well as at the Bennington Writing Seminars. Here he is a member of the Dog House Band, performing on the guitar, pedal steel, and vocals.
- http://www.nytimes.com/1991/05/24/books/books-of-the-times-inspecting-the-ruins-of-a-contemporary-life.html "Books of The Times; Inspecting the Ruins Of a Contemporary Life" by Michiko Kakutani
- "David Gates- Assistant Professor". The University of Montana Creating Writing Program. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
- http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/02/15/reviews/980215.15woodlt.html "Willis's Disease" by Michael Woods
- "David Gates Reading". Book People of Moscow. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
- Ploughshares articles by or about David Gates
- Bombsite.com– Biography
- Random House– Interview with David Gates
- Salon.com– "Spiritual Chapter 11"
- New York Times, "Books of The Times; Inspecting the Ruins Of a Contemporary Life", A review of Jernigan, May 24, 1991
- Salon.com - "Breaking Up With the Beats"