Professional Bio

Education

  • Ph.D, English, New York University
  • M.A., English, Saint Bonaventure University
  • B.A., English - Writing Concentration, Nazareth College

David Hicks grew up in Harrison, NY (about 10 miles north of the Bronx), and earned his bachelor's degree at Nazareth College of Rochester (a school eerily similar to Regis), his master's degree at Saint Bonaventure, and his Ph.D. at New York University. He has been an English professor for many years (specializing in early American literature), but in his 40s he decided to stop writing about writers and start being a writer himself.

David has since published short stories in Glimmer Train, Colorado Review, Specs, Trachodon, Saranac Review, South Dakota Review, GSU Review (now New South), The Writing Disorder, and Whitefish Review. Hicks is a Colorado Council on the Arts Fiction Award winner, a Pushcart nominee, and a New Letters Fiction Contest finalist. He was writer-in-residence at the Jentel Arts Foundation and Brush Creek Arts Foundation, both in Wyoming. His novel manuscript, The Ruins, has been a finalist in the New Rivers, New American Press, and Engine Books novel contests, and his debut novel, White Plains, will be published by Conundrum Press in 2017. 

David lives with his wife Cynthia in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. His daughter Caitlin is a senior at Regis, and his son Stephen is a ski instructor at Keystone Resort in Silverthorne, CO. He is excited to do his small part to add to the already-thriving Denver writing scene.