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Dave Madden

Associate Professor

Academic Director
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Biography

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 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.

Appointments

  • Academic Director, Writing MFA

Education

  • 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

Selected Publications

  • 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.