David Searcy is the author of the novels Ordinary Horror and Last Things (Viking, 2001 and 2002). His first book of non-fiction, Shame and Wonder, was published by Random House in January 2016 and was selected for the Spring B&N Discover Great New Writers Program. Chapters from Shame and Wonder were excerpted in The Paris Review and subsequently in Best American Essays 2013 (editor, Cheryl Strayed) and Granta (2013). David Searcy was included, at the age of 71, in the “Future of New Writing” issue of Freeman’s magazine. He is at work on another essay collection, from which several chapters have been published in magazines & newspapers ranging from The New York Times Magazine to the Oxford American.