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Dave King

Dave King

Part-time Faculty
B.F.A., The Cooper Union, 1980
M.F.A., Columbia University, 2000

A former painter and filmmaker, Dave King is the author of the novel The Ha-Ha, named one of the best books of 2005 by The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Several foreign language editions are in print, and a film is currently in development from Warner Brothers Pictures. Professor King's poetry has appeared in The Paris Review , among other venues, and his criticism in The Village Voice. An essay, "BOOM," most recently appeared in Nuovi Argomenti, in a translation by the Italian poet Massimo Gezzi. Professor King's interests center on art, language, and the imagination, with a special curiosity about work that reinvents form, crosses genres, or bridges apparently disparate modes of the creative process; he is interested in translation for related reasons. Among other awards, King is a Fellow in Literature of the American Academy in Rome.


Contact Information

Dave King

Part-time Faculty
1 Wash Pl, Room 613
(212) 998-7340
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Office Hours
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Tuesday Leave
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2014 Spring

Fiction Writing
Wed 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM

2013 Fall

Advanced Fiction Writing
Wed 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM

2012 Fall

The Shape of the Story: Content into Form
Wed 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM

2012 Spring

Fiction Writing
Wed 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM

2011 Spring

Fiction Writing
Tue 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM

Research and Teaching Interests

fiction and poetry; writing, rhetoric and translation; art and art history; film and film history; folklore; politics

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