David James Duncan

David James Duncan

David James Duncan is the author of The River Why and The Brothers K, as well as River Teeth, a memoir and a collection of short tales. The River Why is ranked 35th on the San Francisco Chronicle's list of the 100 Greatest Novels of the American West of the 20th Century. The Brothers K is a New York Times Notable Book and a winner of the American Library Association Best Books Award. The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award was given to both novels. Duncan has lectured and read on topics such as wilderness, writing, nonmonastic contemplative life, fly fishing, and nonreligious faith literature all around the United States.

Harper's, Outside, Orion, The Sun, Sierra, Big Sky Magazine, Northern Lights, Gray's Sporting Journal, and many other publications have featured his work. On a Montana trout stream, he lives with his family.