Bio & Curriculum Vitae:

STANDARD BIO:

Dave Mondy's work has been honored in many genres (most recently as "Notable" in Best American Essays): His literary sportswriting was selected as part of the 2014 Iowa Review Prize and recently appeared in the Cincinnati Review and Slate; his food writing appears in Best Food Writing 2015; his travel writing garnered four national Solas Awards; his memoir and humor writing, in addition to appearing in many literary magazines (Iowa Review, Cincinnati Review, Slate, The Smart Set, etc.), can also be heard on various public radio programs (including Prairie Home Companion), as well live onstage as part of nationally toured solo shows.

Previously, he created/hosted/produced live theatre and radio shows which blended storytelling, drama, and comedy with hip-hop, rock, and cabaret acts. These shows received many awards, as well. He also worked for years as a bartender, day care teacher, delivery driver, and 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.

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LONGER BIO  IF DAVE WAS A HORSE

 

The Early Years
Dave grew up on Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky. He was undersized, knobby-kneed, and not much to look at, and was given to sleeping and eating for long periods of time. Initially he was trained by the legendary Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, who saw some potential in Dave, but felt he was lazy.

 

After several less than spectacular years, Dave was sold to automobile entrepreneur Charles Howard for $8,000.

 

His new trainer, Tom Smith, understood Dave; through the use of unorthodox training methods, Smith gradually raised Dave from his lethargy. On August 22, 1936 Dave wrote his first short story, in Detroit, without impressing. But improvements came quickly and in his eight remaining writing expositions in the East, Dave won several prestigious prizes, including Detroit's Governor's Handicap (worth $5,600) and the Scarsdale Handicap (worth $7,300).

 

In early November 1936, Smith shipped Dave to California in a rail car. His last two writing sessions of the year were at Bay Meadows in San Mateo, California (just south of San Francisco), and gave some clue as to what was to come. Dave impressed throughout his stay, and won much hard-earned respect.

 

The Halcyon Years:

A statue of Dave still sits outside Santa Anita Park.

 

In 1938, as a five-year-old, Dave’s success would continue… [to read more about Dave’s life and career, as the greatest writer/horse in America, purchase a digital copy of Seabiscuit by Lauren Hillenbrand, and do find/replace with "Dave" and "Seabiscuit"]

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