David W. Dutton is a semi-retired residential designer who was born and raised in Milton, DE. He has written two novels, several short stories, and eleven plays. His musical comedy, oh! Maggie, in collaboration with Martin Dusbiber, was produced by the Possum Point Players and the Lake Forest Drama Club. He wrote two musical reviews for the Possum Point Players: An Evening With Cole Porter, in collaboration with Marcia Faulkner, and With a Song in My Heart. He also wrote the one-act play, Why the Chicken Crossed the Road, commissioned and produced by the Delmarva Chicken Festival.

In 1997, David was awarded a fellowship as an established writer by the Delaware Arts Council. In 1998, he received a first-place award for his creative nonfiction by the Delaware Literary Connection. His piece, “Who is Nahnu Dugeye?” was subsequently published in the literary anthology, Terrains. David has contributed short fiction for the DPP anthologies HALLOWEEN PARTY 2017, SOLSTICE (for which he also wrote the preface), EQUINOXAURORA, WSOFIT, SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY, and HALLOWEEN PARTY 2019.

David’s third novel, ONE OF THE MADDING CROWD, was published in October 2018 by DPP. ONE OF THE MADDING CROWD was awarded novel of the year (adult fiction) in the 2019 Delaware Press Association Awards. This compelling novel is available for purchase now on Amazon today, or you can order a copy at the DPP online store.

David has been interviewed about his writing many times, including on Delmarva Life, the NPR podcast, So, What’s Your Story, and theDelaware State of the Arts podcast.

David, his wife, Marilyn, and their Rottweiler, Molly, currently reside in Milton. David blogs @ WordPress, and is hard at work on his collected short stories, due to publish in 2021. Subscribe to his blog for updates and early tastes of his new book.