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Dr. David Bell

Dr. David Bell

Associate Professor

Office:  Cherry Hall 20C
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 SINCE SHE WENT AWAY (2016). He is also the author of SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW (NAL/Penguin, 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 anthology COMMUTABILITY: STORIES ABOUT THE JOURNEY FROM HERE TO THERE, which was published by Main Street Rag Publishing in 2010. 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 multiple foreign languages including French, Italian, and Mandarin.

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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