Dave's literary sportswriting has

appeared in Slate, The Cincinnati Review, and as a winner of The Iowa Review Prize, as well as being named  Notable in Best American Essays  and Best American Sports Writing. He's currently at work on a book about the real stories and big ideas behind great sports photos.

Literary

Sportswriting

How Things Break

Slate.com & The Iowa Review

The story behind the greatest sports photograph. Named as a Notable in Best American Essays 2015 and an Iowa Review Contest winner selected by David Shields. Read the full, original Iowa Review version (or you can find the glossy Slate version here. 

Selected for the coveted Christmas Eve slot on Essay Daily's advent calendar, a profile of an under-heralded book and a much loved mentor.

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Writing

Literary

Sportswriting

Selected work from Dave's time as a liquor/beer/wine columnist and feature food writer. His work appears in Best Food Writing 2014.

Food/Liquor Writing

Food/Liquor Writing

Find all sorts of nonfiction work below -- from the lyric to standard interviews -- and look for more work in The Essay Daily Reader coming out soon from Coffee House Press.

Assorted

Nonfiction

Chris Bianco doesn’t just make pizza—he relishes relationships, builds spaces, and crafts experiences

Feature piece on maker of "Best Pizza in America" Chris Bianco, included in Best Food Writing 2014

Discerning the language of taste.

Feature article nominated for Best Food Writing 2015.

Out of the mesquite-fired ashes of Arroyo Design comes Hamilton Distillers, the first whiskey distillery in the Southwest.

Seeking the history and mystery behind the borderland’s best—and spiciest—cerveza preparada.

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Every summer, at the start of Spring Training, I reread Jim Bouton's Ball Four...

A profile of a great book, this essay is part of new anthology from Coffee House Press, How We Speak to One Another

Jonathan Lethem on Nonfiction Vs. Fiction, Margins, and Teaching

Selected for the enviable New Year's Eve slot for the Essay Daily advent calendar, a memoir of bartending... and much more.

Selected for the much coveted Christmas Eve spot on Essay Daily's advent calendar, a memoir of a delivery driver on Christmas Eve (flowers, death, and a bit of joy, too)

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Selected work from Dave's time as a liquor/beer/wine columnist and feature food writer. His work appears in Best Food Writing 2014.

Travel

Writing

Travelers Tales

Sometimes enough isn’t enough. Winner of a Solas Award for travel writing.

Travelers Tales

He Just went to visit his brother. Really. Winner of a Solas Award for Travel Writing.

Traveler's Tales

He wasn't prepared. Solas Award Winner for Travel Writing.

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