DAVE MONDY​

 WRITER

  STORYTELLER/PERFORMER

  TEACHER

      GUY WITH A WEBSITE

                      BEST FOOD WRITING

                           BFW ANTHOLODY 2015, 2014

       BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2015, 2017

               "NOTABLE" SELECTIONS

   BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 2017

               "NOTABLE" SELECTION

   IOWA REVIEW NONFICTION PRIZE

                  2nd, SELECTED BY DAVID SHIELDS. 2014

     4 NATIONAL TRAVEL WRITING AWARDS

                SOLAS AWARDS 2012, 2011

           WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE   ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

               RANDOLPH COLLEGE            NEW YORK MILLS

                         BEST SOLO COMEDY

                          SAN FRANCISCO FRINGE FESTIVAL

                                STORYSLAM CHAMPION

                                   MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO

ABOUT

Dave Mondy's work has been honored in many genres --

most recently as "Notable" in Best American Essays 2017 and 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 and 2015; his travel writing has 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 as a part of several nationally-toured solo shows.

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 and Composition 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.

NOTABLE PUBLICATIONS

Slate.com

&

The Iowa Review

LATEST NEWS

Jul 07, 2019

Check out Dave's (much praised) visual/text collage -- a review of David Shields' new book in DIAGRAM magazine.

Dec 31, 2018

"Dressed as the Tin Man, handing out party favors at a casino on Dec. 31st, I assumed things wouldn't get worse. Then they confiscated my plastic ax." It's Dave's annual New Year's Eve piece on Essay Daily -- and it's sure to make you feel better about your own.

Jul 10, 2018

Published, with much acclaim, as part of Essay Daily's June 21st project, Dave's tribute to Anthony Bourdain also marks Mondy's first foray into this exciting, new form. Check out the entry on the site, or the PDF here

Dec 31, 2017

Named "Notable" in Best American Sports Writing

And We'll See You Tomorrow Night, Dave's essay in The Cincinnati Review, was already listed as "Notable" in Best American Essays 2017 -- but now, it's exciting to learn it's listed as "Notable" in Best American Sports Writing, too! Read the essay here.

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