Happy birthday to the irreverent, award-winning author David Ebenbach

Photo by Rachel Gartner

The author of ten books, David Ebenbach‘s output runs the gamut from fiction, poetry, to non-fiction. His first book, the collection Between Camelots (2005), won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize and the GLCA New Writers Award in Fiction. This established a pattern as he garnered awards for four of the next six published works: Into the Wilderness (2012; Washington Writers’ Publishing House Fiction Prize), We Were the People Who Moved (2015; Patricia Bibby Award), The Guy We Didn’t Invite to the Orgy (2017; Juniper Prize for Fiction), and Miss Portland (2017; Orison Fiction Prize). His other critically acclaimed titles include The Artist’s Torah: A Spiritual Guide to the Creative Process (2012), Some Unimaginable Animal (2019), HOW TO MARS (2021), What’s Left to Us by Evening (2022), and later this year Possible Happiness.

How to Mars cover
Cover by Elizabeth Story

He currently works at Georgetown University, teaching creative writing and literature at the Center for Jewish Civilization and promoting student-centered teaching at the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship. In 2015. Ebenbach founded the AGNI blog, the companion to the influential literary magazine, which he edited until 2019.

Everyone at Tachyon wishes the witty David a happy birthday! May your dreams be full of Martian vistas and the conundrums thereof.