John D'Agata

John D’Agata is the author of About a Mountain, Halls of Fame, and editor of The Next American Essay and The Lost Origins of the Essay. He teaches creative writing at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, where he lives.

Books by John D'Agata

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    About a Mountain

    John D'Agata

    Hardcover, 2010

    From “one of the most significant U.S. writers” (David Foster Wallace), an investigation of Yucca Mountain and human destruction in Las Vegas.
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    About a Mountain

    John D'Agata

    Paperback, 2011

    Named One of the 100 Best Nonfiction Books Written by the New York Times Magazine, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a New York Times Editors' Choice.
  • 9780393340730 72

    The Lifespan of a Fact

    John D'Agata, Jim Fingal

    Paperback, 2012

    Now a Broadway Play.

    An innovative essayist and his fact-checker do battle about the use of truth and the definition of nonfiction.