David A. Taylor

David A. Taylor

David A. Taylor is author of Soul of a People: The WPA Writers’ Project Uncovers Depression America (Wiley), which the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ranked among the Best Books of 2009. His other books include Ginseng, the Divine Root (Algonquin), a plant’s odyssey. He writes articles and blogs for the Washington Post, Smithsonian, Science, Microbe, National Geographic, and Washingtonian. He has written television scripts for National Geographic, PBS, Discovery and Smithsonian Channels, and his awards in documentary film include CINE Golden Eagle Awards, TIVA-DC Peer Awards, and a Writers Guild of America award nomination.

David’s work has been supported by grants from the National Endowment of the Humanities and an International Reporting Project Fellowship, for which he reported on malaria in West Africa. He teaches at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland, as a PEN/Faulkner Foundation visiting writer in DC Public Schools, and in the Masters of Arts in Science Writing program at Johns Hopkins University. He also publishes fiction. To learn more, click here.

Books by David A. Taylor



Young People Finding a Passion for Expression

The other week I drove from Washington, DC to the coast of Connecticut for the Poetry by...


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