David Corbett - Instructor

David Corbett

David Corbett is the author of five novels: The Devil’s Redhead, Done for a Dime (a New York Times Notable Book), Blood of Paradise (nominated for numerous awards, including the Edgar), Do They Know I’m Running ("a rich, hard-hitting epic"—Publishers Weekly, starred review), and The Mercy of the Night (“Superlative” —Booklist, starred review). His novella, The Devil Prayed and Darkness Fell, also appeared in 2015, and his story collection Thirteen Confessions will arrive in 2016.

David’s short fiction and poetry have appeared in journals as diverse as Mission and Tenth, The Smoking Poet, San Francisco Noir and Best American Mystery Stories (2009 and 2011). His book on the craft of characterization, The Art of Character (Penguin), has been called “a writer’s bible,” and he’s written numerous articles on the craft and theory of fiction for the New York Times, Writer’s Digest, Narrative, Bright Ideas, and numerous other outlets.

A longtime favorite here at LitReactor, he has also taught at the UCLA Extension's Writers' Program, Book Passage, 826 Valencia, and numerous writing conferences across the US, Canada, and Mexico.