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Department of English - David Bell

Dr. David Bell

Dr. David Bell

Associate Professor

Office:  Cherry Hall 107
Phone:  270-745-4406


Introduction to College Writing; Introduction to Literature; Writing in the Disciplines; Creative Writing; Intermediate Fiction Writing; Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop; Creative Writing Capstone


Creative writing, composition


David Bell's most recent novel is SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER (Berkley/Penguin 2018). He is also the author of BRING HER HOME (2017), SINCE SHE WENT AWAY (2016), SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW (2015), THE FORGOTTEN GIRL (2014), NEVER COME BACK (2013), THE HIDING PLACE (2012), CEMETERY GIRL (2011), THE GIRL IN THE WOODS (2009), and THE CONDEMNED (2008.) With Molly McCaffrey, he co-edited the short fiction anthologies STUCK IN THE MIDDLE and  COMMUTABILITY: STORIES ABOUT THE JOURNEY FROM HERE TO THERE, which were both published by Main Street Rag Publishing. His novella, "Rides A Stranger," was published by Mysterious Press in 2013, and his short fiction has appeared in Cemetery Dance, Western Humanities Review, Backwards City Review and other journals. In 2013, CEMETERY GIRL was awarded the prestigious Le Prix Polar International de Cognac for the best crime novel of the year. His work has been translated into more than a dozen foreign languages. 

David received a B.A. in English from Indiana University, an M.A. in creative writing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a Ph.D in American literature and creative writing from the University of Cincinnati. He can be reached through his website:, through Twitter:, and through Facebook:

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