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David Anthony Durham

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David Anthony Durham was born in New York City to parents of Caribbean descent. He grew up mostly in Maryland, but has spent the last fifteen years on the move, jumping from East to West Coast to the Rocky Mountains, and back and forth to Scotland and France several times. He currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. Or... actually, no he doesn't. He's back in New England at the moment.

He is the author of a trilogy of fantasy novels set in Acacia: The Sacred Band, The Other Lands, and The War With The Mein, as well as the historical novels The Risen, Pride of Carthage, Walk Through Darkness, and Gabriel’s Story. He’s won the John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer, a Legacy Award, was a Finalist for the Prix Imaginales and has twice had his
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David Anthony Durham Oh, I hope so. I'm working on a number of other things at the moment, but I'd love to return to Acacia someday. I just have to find the right way to…moreOh, I hope so. I'm working on a number of other things at the moment, but I'd love to return to Acacia someday. I just have to find the right way to do so. Thanks for asking about it!(less)
David Anthony Durham I've finished a new historical novel. This one is about the Spartacus rebellion in ancient Rome. I've been working on it for a few years now, and I'm…moreI've finished a new historical novel. This one is about the Spartacus rebellion in ancient Rome. I've been working on it for a few years now, and I'm so pleased that it's finally out of my hands and into production!

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Acacia: The War with the Me...

3.56 avg rating — 8,049 ratings — published 2007 — 32 editions
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The Other Lands (Acacia, #2)

3.80 avg rating — 3,442 ratings — published 2009 — 20 editions
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The Sacred Band (Acacia, #3)

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Pride of Carthage

3.88 avg rating — 1,516 ratings — published 2005 — 26 editions
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Ventos do Norte (Acácia, #1)

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Gabriel's Story

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The Risen: A Novel of Spart...

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Outras Terras (Acácia, #3)

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Walk Through Darkness

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I recently had the honor of judging the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation's College Writing Award in the fiction category. I read some really good stories, and for awhile I wasn't sure what was going to distinguish one as the winner. Then I read a story called "Belly." That decided it. Such a good story, from a writer the world is going to hear more from. I read the stories anonymou... Read more of this blog post »
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"I just finished beta reading this, so I cannot attest to the final published form, but trust me, people. This will be among the best historical fiction novels you'll have read. Very well-researched, with characters delicious and diverse. And no sp..." Read more of this review »
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“Revenge is the easiest of emotions to understand and to manipulate.”
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“She would never be caught unprepared again, she swore to herself. She would never trust. Never love. Never put faith in other human beings again. She would learn all she could of the shape and substance of the world, and she would find a way to survive in it.”
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“She realized that she had naïvely believed that the workings of the world revolved around her and her family. Never before had she acknowledged that somebody else’s life might alter hers.”
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