David James Duncan is a father, a fly fisher, a practitioner of what he calls “direct, small-scale compassion/activism,” and the author of the novels The River Why and The Brothers K, the story collection River Teeth, the nonfiction collection My Story as Told by Water, and most recently God Laughs and Plays. He is the winner of many awards and honors, including a Lannan Fellowship, the 2001 Western States Book Award, and an Honorary Doctorate for Public Service from the University of Portland. David lives with his family in Montana, where he is at work on a comedy novel about reincarnation and human folly titled Nijinsky Hosts Saturday Night Live.
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