David Wesley Hill

Author of At Drake's Command

Posted: Sep 1, 2011

David Wesley Hill, author of Castaway on Temurlone and At Drake's Command David Wesley Hill is an award-winning fiction writer with more than thirty stories published in the U.S. and internationally. In 1997 he was presented with the Golden Bridge award at the International Conference on Science Fiction in Beijing, and in 1999 he placed second in the Writers of the Future contest. In 2007, 2009, and 2011 Mr. Hill was awarded residencies at the Blue Mountain Center, a writers and artists retreat in the Adirondacks. He studied under Joseph Heller and Jack Cady and received a Masters in creative writing from the City University of New York, as well as the De Jur Award, the school's highest literary honor.

"Editor's aren't supposed to have favorites—or we're not supposed to admit to favorites, anyway. So I'll temper what I wanted to say and just say this: I published two short stories by David Wesley Hill in Black Gate, and they were both so brilliant and unusual that I considered renaming the magazine David W. Hill's Magazine of Fantasy."
—John O'Neill, Black Gate