David Bradley is the author of two novels, South Street (1975) and The Chaneysville Incident (1981), which was awarded the 1982 PEN/Faulkner Award and an Academy Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Since 1985 he has worked primarily in creative nonfiction, publishing pieces in Esquire, Redbook, The New York Times, The Nation, The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, and Dissent. His most recent creative nonfiction has appeared online in Narrative and Brevity. His most recent fiction, "You Remember the Pin Mill," appeared in Narrative and was selected for the 2014 O. Henry Prize.
Bradley, who holds a BA in creative writing from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in United States studies from the University of London, has been a recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is currently working on a nonfiction book, The Bondage Hypothesis: Meditations on Race and History, and a novel in stories, Raystown.