Finalist, 2018 Colorado Book Awards
Top Ten Books of 2017 – Westword Magazine
Arapahoe Libraries’ 2018 “Village Read”


David Hicks

David is the author of the debut novel, WHITE PLAINS (Conundrum Press/Bower House Books), a 2018 finalist for the Colorado Book Award, #1 of “Ten Great Books by Colorado Authors” (Westword, 2018), and Arapahoe County’s 2018 “Village Read.” Excerpts from the novel were published in Glimmer Train, Colorado Review, Specs, Saranac Review, South Dakota Review, and other journals. His children’s book, THE MAGIC TICKET, will be published in July 2024 by Fulcrum Books, and his second novel, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO DANNY, will be published by Vine Leaves Press in 2025.

David lives with his wife Cynthia in northeast Pennsylvania, where he directs the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University. He is represented by Victoria Skurnick of the Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency.


“What happens when a man risks everything in search of a real home and big love? David Hicks shares the answer in White Plains, a thrilling and thoughtful take on what it means to live life to the fullest.”

Sophfronia Scott, author of Unforgivable Love

“In David Hicks’s captivating debut, an English professor realizes he can no longer stand to live a life of quiet desperation. Comic and tender by turns, White Plains is a big-hearted novel about awakening—and reawakening—to love.”

Leni Zumas, author of Red Clocks

“…a book that reads like late-night messages sent from a friend. This is an honest look at a man moving from punishing bad faith toward something he finally hopes is good.”

Ron Carlson, author of The Signal


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