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John D'Agata

John D’Agata is the author of About a Mountain, Halls of Fame, and editor of The Next American Essay and The Lost Origins of the Essay. He teaches creative writing at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, where he lives.

Books by John D'Agata

  1. Book CoverAbout a Mountain


    Named One of the 100 Best Nonfiction Books Written by the New York Times Magazine, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a New York Times Editors' Choice.More

  2. Book CoverThe Lifespan of a Fact


    Now a Broadway Play.

    An innovative essayist and his fact-checker do battle about the use of truth and the definition of nonfiction.More