David Wright (writer)
David Wright (born 1964) is an American writer who grew up in Borger, Texas. He holds a B.A. from Carleton College, and an M.F.A. from the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He also studied at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. Before he started teaching creative writing, he was a player/coach on various American football teams in Paris and London. He teaches at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Fire on the Beach: Recovering the Lost Story of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Lifesavers (Scribner, July 2001).
- The Southern Review
- Painted Bride Quarterly'
- African American Review
- North Dakota Quarterly Review
- Reflections in Ink
- Virginia English Bulletin
- Naval History
- The CLA Journal
- The Journal of Negro History
"The Pea Island Story," Co-written and co-produced with Stephanie Frederic and David Zoby. Aired on "BET Tonight," Black Entertainment Television, February 1999.
- National Association of Black Journalists, Salute to Excellence Award, First
Prize for a Television Feature News-Story, August 2000. "The Pea Island Story."
- National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Institute for College and
- Chancellor’s Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship, Afro-American Studies and
Research Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997-98.
- Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Award, the Zora Neale Hurston/ Richard
Wright Foundation, Fairfax, VA, 1994.
- Paul Cuffe Memorial Fellowship, Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies, Mystic, CT, 1993.
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