Dave Madden is the author of The Authentic Animal: Inside the Odd and Obsessive World of Taxidermy, as well as a collection of short stories. His essays have appeared in Defector, the Guardian, Lit Hub, Harper's, Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere. He's received fellowships from MacDowell, Vermont Studio Center, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the Sewanee Writers' Conference.
- Academic Director, Writing MFA
- PhD (Creative Writing), University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Awards & Distinctions
Bernard De Voto Fellow in nonfiction at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
AWP Intro Journals Award in nonfiction
Fellowship to the MacDowell Colony
Madden, D. (2016). If You Need Me I'll Be Over There. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
Madden, D. (2011). The Authentic Animal: Inside the Odd and Obsessive World of Taxidermy. New York: St. Martin's Press.