A former editor and book reviewer for The Washington Post Book World, David Nicholson is the author of Flying Home: Seven Stories of the Secret City, which National Book Award-winner Charles Johnson called “beautifully written, wise, and moving.” The Los Angeles Times included it in a list of books that “show us where to find the real America,” and it was listed in Publishers Weekly’s “7 Essential Washington, D.C., Books (That Aren’t About Politics).” His most recent book is The Garretts of Columbia.
David has worked as a journalist for the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News and the San Francisco and Milwaukee bureaus of the Associated Press. He was the founding editor of the magazine Black Film Review.
He attended Haverford College before graduating from the University of the District of Columbia, and holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop.
David lives in Vienna, Va., with his wife and son. He is working on a second family history, which begins with his grandparents’ move to Washington, D.C., as part of the Great Migration.