GUY WITH A WEBSITE
BEST FOOD WRITING
BFW ANTHOLODY 2015, 2014
BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2015, 2017
BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 2017
IOWA REVIEW NONFICTION PRIZE
2nd, SELECTED BY DAVID SHIELDS. 2014
4 NATIONAL TRAVEL WRITING AWARDS
SOLAS AWARDS 2012, 2011
RANDOLPH COLLEGE NEW YORK MILLS
BEST SOLO COMEDY
SAN FRANCISCO FRINGE FESTIVAL
MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO
Dave Mondy's work has been honored in many genres --
most recently as "Notable" in Best American Essays 2017 & 2015 and in Best American Sports Writing 2017. His literary sportswriting was selected as part of the 2014 Iowa Review Prize and has appeared recently in The Cincinnati Review and Slate; his food writing appears in Best Food Writing 2014 & 2015; his travel writing garnered four national Solas Awards; and his memoir and humor writing, in addition to appearing in many literary magazines, can be heard on various public radio programs (including Prairie Home Companion), as well as live onstage in several nationally-toured solo shows. He is currently at work on a book about the unknown stories and larger cultural ideas behind famous sports photos.
Previously, he created/hosted/produced live theatre and radio shows in Minneapolis, MN -- blending storytelling, drama, and comedy with hip-hop, rock, and cabaret. He also worked for years as a bartender, day care teacher, delivery driver, and general factotum.
He currently teaches Creative Writing, Digital Storytelling, and Business/Technical Writing at the University of Arizona, where he also received his MFA in Creative Nonfiction
(Ander Monson, thesis adviser).
He generally enjoys speaking of himself in the third person.
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