David Huddle

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David Ross Huddle
Born (1942-07-11) July 11, 1942 (age 81)
  • Essayist
  • poet
Academic work
InstitutionsUniversity of Vermont
Middlebury College

David Ross Huddle (born July 11, 1942)[1][2] is an American writer and professor.[3] His poems, essays, and short stories have appeared in The New Yorker,[4] Esquire,[5] Harper's Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Story, The Autumn House Anthology of Poetry, and The Best American Short Stories. His work has also been included in anthologies of writing about the Vietnam War. He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships[6] and currently teaches creative fiction, poetry, and autobiography at the University of Vermont and at the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. Huddle was born in Ivanhoe, Wythe County, Virginia,[2] and he is sometimes considered an Appalachian writer. He served as an enlisted man in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967, in Germany as a paratrooper and then in Vietnam as a military intelligence specialist.[7][8]


Poetry collections
Essay collections
  • The Writing Habit: Essays (University of Vermont/University Press of New England, 1994)
Anthologies edited
  • About These Stories: Fiction for Fiction Writers and Readers (Edited with Ghita Orth, Allen Shepherd; McGraw Hill, 1995)


  1. ^ International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004. London: Europa Publications. 2003. p. 262. ISBN 1-85743-179-0. Retrieved June 20, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Gilman, Owen W. Jr. (2006). "David Huddle (1942- )". In Flora, Joseph M. (ed.). Southern Writers: A New Biographical Dictionary. Vogel, Amber; Giemza, Bryan. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press. pp. 205–206. ISBN 0-8071-3123-7. Retrieved June 20, 2010.
  3. ^ "University of Vermont > English Department Faculty: David Huddle". Archived from the original on 2008-12-02. Retrieved 2010-02-10.
  4. ^ Huddle, David (24 May 2010). "Roanoke Pastorale". The New Yorker.
  5. ^ Esquire > February 20, 2007 > A Conversation by David Huddle
  6. ^ National Endowment for the Arts > Forty Years of Supporting American Writers > Literature Fellows Archived September 23, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Louisiana State University Press > David Huddle Author Page". Archived from the original on 2010-05-29. Retrieved 2010-02-10.
  8. ^ Internet Archive > Vietnam Anthology: American War > David Huddle Bio

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