David Payne

David Payne is the author of five highly-regarded novels, Back to Wando PassoGravesend LightRuin CreekEarly from the Dance and Confessions of a Taoist On Wall Street, which received the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award, whose previous winners include Robert Penn Warren, Phillip Roth and Robert Stone. He has has taught creative writing at Duke, Bennington and Hollins and is a founding faculty member of the Creative Writing Program at Queens University of Charlotte, where he’s taught for 11 years.  He lives in Hillsborough, NC and has recently completed a forthcoming memoir, Barefoot to Avalon. http://www.davidpaynebooks.com/