David Anthony Durham won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2009. He is the author of the epic fantasy novels The Other Lands (Doubleday 2009) and its predecessor: Acacia: The War With The Mein (Doubleday 2007). He is also the author of the historical novels Pride of Carthage (Doubleday 2005), Walk Through Darkness (Doubleday, 2002) and Gabriel's Story (Doubleday 2001), a New York Times Notable Book, winner of the 2002 Legacy Award, the 2002 Alex Award, and the First Novel Award from the American Library Association. His work has been published in the UK and in French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish versions. Three of his novels have been optioned for development as feature films.

He's not sure where he lives — hasn't been for about ten years. He recently fled California, now lives in rural Massachusetts, but may well shoot off to Scotland soon. He can confirm that he teaches the writing of popular fiction at the Stonecoast Low-Residency MFA Program. He is married to a lovely woman from the Shetland Isles, the knitwear designer Gudrun Johnston (http://shetlandtrader.blogspot.com/), and they have two children, Maya and Sage.