David Vann


Published in 21 languages, David Vann’s internationally-bestselling books have won 15 prizes, including best foreign novel in France and Spain, and appeared on 80 Best Books of the Year lists in a dozen countries.  He has been featured in 65 international literary festivals and had book tours in 29 countries.  He has written for the Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Outside, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, The Sunday Times, The Observer, The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph, The Financial Times, The New Statesman, Elle UK, Esquire UK, Esquire Russia, National Geographic Adventure, Writer’s Digest, McSweeney’s, and other magazines and newspapers.  A former Guggenheim fellow, National Endowment for the Arts fellow, Wallace Stegner fellow, and John L’Heureux fellow, he holds degrees from Stanford and Cornell and is currently a Professor at the University of Warwick in England and Honorary Professor at the University of Franche-Comté in France.

Autobiography for Quais du Polar

Lucky to come from a family with five suicides and a murder, David Vann has used his family shamelessly, stacking them like firewood and enjoying the blaze.

Crime favourites

book : Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy.

Noir movie : Delicatessen, directed by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

Noir author : Cormac McCarthy.