CV (abridged)

Educational And Professional History 

Higher Education

Bennington College (1998-2000), English, M.F.A. 2000

University of Massachusetts, Boston (1986-1989), English, B.A. 1989


Professional and Academic Positions

Writing Faculty, 2012–Present

Sarah Lawrence College

Courses: Graduate/Undergraduate Creative Writing Workshop (Fiction and Non-Fiction);  PLOT | UNPLOT: Stucture, Voice, and the Narrative Unconscious; Studies in FormMetaphor & Memory; Writing Yourself into the TruthAlternate Forms in Fiction; Aristotle's Poetics and Contemporary Form; Fiction as Dream; Narrative, Memory, and Subjective Distortion; et al.

Writing Faculty, 2015–Present
New England College MFA

Writing Faculty, June 11–17 2017 (and upcoming Summer 2018)
Colgate Writer's Conference, Colgate University

Guest Reader/Lecturer, June 13–17, 2016
Colgate Writer's Conference, Colgate University

Workshop Leader, May 27–29, 2016
Champlain Young Writer's Conference, Champlain College

Mentor Gurfein Fellowship, 2012 –2014—Sarah Lawrence College's Writing Institute


Publications (copies available on request)

Books

Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano: Bookmarked, by David Ryan (Ig Publishing, April 2017)

Animals in Motion: Stories (Roundabout Press, July 15, 2004). Reviewed Kirkus (starred—06/15/2014); Publishers Weekly (05/12/2014); Booklist On-line (07/09/2014); Tweed's (07/15/2014), et al.

Short Fiction

  • "The Stag Beetles" Bellevue Literary Journal (forthcoming)
  • "Record and Tape" Lumina (2018)
  • "The Good Life" Dispositions Anthology Dogfish/Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing at Loyola University. (Forthcoming)
  • "Occultation" The Encyclopedia Project, vol. L-Z. (2017)
  • "Black Sun" Juked (2017)
  • "Barcarole" New World Writing (2016)
  • "The Wedding Present" No Tokens (2016)
  • "The Host's Son" Unsaid Magazine. (2015)
  • "New Moon" Electric Literature. Issue No. 129. (11/05/2014)
  • "Security" Esquire Magazine Digital Edition. July 10, 2014 / No. 044,
  • "The Canyon" Fence Magazine. Vol. 16 Issue 1 (Fall-Winter 2013-2014)
  • "State Forests" Booth. Volume 5, Issue 5 (2013)
  • "The Man With the Boat" Hayden's Ferry. (Spring 2013)
  • "Mouth" failbetter (03/26/2013)
  • "At Night" Boston Noir 2: The Classics (anthology). Akashic Books. 2013
  • "The Dogs" The Mississippi Review 30 (anthology), Volume 39, Numbers 1-3. The Center for Writers, University of Southern Mississippi. (2012)
  • "The Good Life" Flash Fiction Forward: 80 Very Short Stories (anthology), W.W. Norton. (2006)
  • "The Prince" Nerve. (Winter, 2006)
  • "Lady Liberty" Hobart. (Spring, 2005)
  • "The Good Life" New Orleans Review. Spring, 2003
  • "The Dolls" Denver Quarterly. Spring, 2003
  • "The Dogs" Mississippi Review Prize. 2003
  • "Security"> Mississippi Review Special Issue (guest edited by Rick Moody). 2002
  • "Needle Park" Tin House. Issue 10, Winter, 2002
  • "The Contortionist" Salt Hill, Issue 10/11. Winter, 2002
  • "The Bull Elk" Cimarron Review, Issue 138. Winter, 2002
  • "Woman Descending" The Alaska Quarterly Review, Vol. 19 No. 1&2. Winter, 2001
  • "The Beekeeper" 5 Trope. Fall, 2001
  • "Talent" Mississippi Review Prize. 2001
  • "Roswell" Mississippi Review Prize. 1999
  • "At Night" BOMB Magazine. Fall, 1998

Essays, Reviews, Interviews

  • "David Ryan and the Crowded Room" The Story Prize Blog, (Nov. 19, 2014)
  • "Developing the Beauty of the Riddle: Rick Moody Interviews David Ryan" Believer Logger, (August 29, 2014)
  • Contributor's Spotlight. Hayden's Ferry Review Blog (May 21, 2013)
  • "13" Blip. Winter (2010)
  • 3 encyclopedia entries: Thomas Pynchon, Stanley Elkin, and Henry Miller. Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature (2002)
  • Interview with Rick Moody. The Paris Review, Issue 158:  Writers at Work. 2001)
  • Editors Choice review of William Tester's Head. BOMB Magazine, (Summer Issue. 2001)
  • "On Kathy Prendergast's City Maps" Artkrush, Writers on Art (2001)
  • "The Battle, Alexander Kluge" Tin House, Issue 8: Lost & Found (2001)
  • "The Works of Henry Green" Tin House, Issue 5: Lost & Found (2000)
  • Interview with Rick Moody. Mississippi Review, Interview Issue. (1999)
  • Review of Ian McEwan's novel, Amsterdam. BookForum. (1998)

Awards, Fellowships, Etc.

  • 2015: Recipient of the Elizabeth Yates McGreal Writer in Residency at New England College (July 9 – 19th).
  • 2015:   Finalist, Creative Capital's Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts grant
  • 2012: Finalist, Creative Capital's Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts grant
  • 2010: Recipient, CT State Artist Fellowship from the CCCT
  • 2002 /2003: Shortlist judge, The New York Public Library's Young Lions Award
  • 2001: MacDowell fellow, June
  • 1999: Guest teacher, the Hemingway Centennial, Boston 1999 'Master Class' in fiction and poetry for winners of high school age juried writing competition
  • 1999: Nominated by Amy Hempel for the Sarabande Books Prize, 2000
  • 1999: Nominated by Amy Hempel for the Best New American Voices 2000 anthology
  • 1997: Recipient of the Rotterdam Film Festival's Fiprisci Prize for a feature film screenplay adaptation of the Ian McEwan short story, "First Love, Last Rites"