David Francis grew up on his family’s farm in rural Australia, then came to the US to ride in the equestrian circuit based outside New York. He moved to California to work for an American law firm and later began writing fiction. In 2002, he was awarded the Australia Literature Fund Fellowship to the Keesing Studio in Paris. Agapanthus Tango, his first novel, was published to acclaim in seven countries and was re-released in the USA in 2005 as The Great Inland Sea. Stray Dog Winter is his second novel.
New American Writing
This is a series of contemporary fiction and poetry readings organized by Benjamin Weissman, author of two books of short fiction, most recently Headless, and professor of creative writing at Art Center College of Design and Otis College of Art and Design.
Public programs are made possible by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, and the Hammer Programs Committee.