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David Poyer

David PoyerDavid Poyer

Novelist, Creative Nonfiction/Memoir

David Poyer writes novels and creative nonfiction. Some of his forty-plus books include The Dead of Winter, Winter in the Heart, As the Wolf Loves Winter, and Thunder on the Mountain, novels set in Pennsylvania; The Med, The Gulf, The Circle, The Passage, Tomahawk, China Sea, Black Storm, The Command, The Threat, Korea Strait, The Weapon, The Crisis, The Towers, The Cruiser, and Onslaught, USA Today best-selling military novels; White Continent, Star Seed, The Shiloh Project, and Stepfather Bank, science fiction; Fire on the Waters, A Country of Our Own, That Anvil of Our Souls, and The Only Thing to Fear, historical novels; and Ghosting and The Whiteness of the Whale, sea tales. He has also published oral history, travel works, and biographical nonfiction, culminating in On Politics and War, a memoir. His work has been translated into Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Hungarian, and Serbo-Croatian, and rights have been sold for films, audiobooks, etc. Poyer has taught or lectured at University of Pittsburgh, Old Dominion University, Joint Forces Staff College, The New College, The US Naval Academy, and Elizabethtown College, and appeared on PBS's "Writer to Writer." He was a founding editor of The New Virginia Review, a board member of the Library of Virginia, and is currently a fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and publisher at Northampton House Press. Writers he's mentored have been taken on by major literary agencies, published by major houses, appeared on New York Times Top Ten bestseller lists, been nominated for the Lambda Prize, won the International Latino Book award and other prizes; and become college teachers of English and Creative Writing. His most recent book is Hunter Killer, published by St. Martin's/Macmillan last November. 

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