David Giffels


David Giffels

Title: Assistant Professor, NEOMFA Campus Coordinator
Department: English
Office: Olin 349
Phone: 330-972-6604
Email: dg36@uakron.edu
Website: http://www.davidgiffels.com


Biography

David Giffels teaches creative nonfiction writing workshops and literature courses, and serves on the faculty of the NEOMFA: Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing. His memoir All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-Down House (William Morrow, 2008) has received widespread critical acclaim and is a finalist for the Ohioana Book Award.

He is coauthor of Are We Not Men? We Are Devo! (SAF Publishing, 2003), and Wheels of Fortune: The Story of Rubber in Akron (University of Akron Press, 1998) and was a longtime columnist for the Akron Beacon Journal. His essays appear in The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia (Indiana University Press, 2006); The Appalachians: America’s First and Last Frontier (Random House, 2004); West Point Market Cookbook (University of Akron Press, 2008) and he’s written for the New York Times Magazine, Redbook, This Old House Magazine, Guideposts and many other publications. He also was a writer for the MTV series Beavis and Butt-Head.

In 2009, the Associated Press honored Giffels as Best News Writer in Ohio and in 2008 he received a general excellence award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. He has been nominated six times for the Pulitzer Prize.


Publications

BOOKS

BE APPROXIMATELY YOURSELF, under contract with William Morrow/HarperCollins, 10 East 53rd St., New York, NY 10022, forthcoming, 2010.

All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-down House, William Morrow/HarperCollins, 10 East 53rd St., New York, NY 10022, June 2008, 314 pages.

**Winner of the 2009 Ohioana Book Award

“Paperback reprint.” Harper, 10 East 53rd St., New York, NY 10022, June 2009, 314 pages.

Are We Not Men? We Are Devo!, co-written with Jade Dellinger, SAF Publishing, 149

Wakeman Road, London, NW10 5BH, England, August 2003, 222 pages.

“Paperback reprint, revised and updated.” SAF Publishing, 149 Wakeman Road, London, NW10 5BH, England, August 2008, 254 pages.

Wheels of Fortune: The Story of Rubber in Akron, co-written with Steve Love, University of    

Akron Press, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325-1703, November 1998, 359 pages.

**First Place, Enterprise Reporting, Ohio Associated Press, 1998

“Paperback edition.” University of Akron Press, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325-1703, November 1998, 359 pages.


Education

M.A., The University of Akron