(June 23, 1961 - living) U.S.A.
David was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the younghest of three children, grew up in Palo Alto, California, and attented Yale University where in 1983 he graduated with a BA in English, having studied creative writing and literary history.
In 1989 he received a Guggenheim fellowship and spent time in Barcelona as foreign-writer-in-residence at the Institute of Catalan Letters. Since the late 1980s he has lived in a farm in Tuscany, in Italy with his lover, Mark Mitchell. He is professor of creative writing at the University of Florida.
- Family Dancing (1984)
- The Lost Language of Cranes (1986)
- Equal Affections (1989)
- Arkansas (1997)
- The Page Turner (1998)
- The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (1998)
- Pages Passed from Hand to Hand: The Hidden Tradition of Homosexual Literature in English from 1748 to 1914 (1998)
- Marble Quilt (2001)
- In Maremma (2001)