Monday, May 02, 2016

Historical Novel Society on THE RISEN

And here's another generous review of my new book, just a couple days ahead of pub date.

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Sunday, May 01, 2016

Book review: Legend of Spartacus retold in 'The Risen'

Friday, April 15, 2016

Spartacus Speaks!

Very pleased to announce that there's going to be an audiobook version THE RISEN! It's been in the works for a little while now, but I'm mentioning because I have the visual of the cover to now:

Tantor Media is the publisher, and the wonderful Steven Crossley is doing the narration. Hey, he was good enough for the likes of Salmon Rushdie, David Mitchell, Ian McEwan, Jane Yolen, Peter F Hamilton, Alexander McCall Smith, Diana Wynne Jones, Garth Nix, Connie Willis... to name a few. I'm pleased he's now giving a Durham novel the treatment. I look forward to hearing it. It appears on May 3rd, same as the hardback! It's not up on Audible yet, but I suspect that will happen on pub day.

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Sunday, April 03, 2016

PW Reviews Spartacus

Here's a nice thing: Publishers Weekly's review of THE RISEN.

My favorite line: "Monumental in scale and rich in intimately portrayed characters, Durham’s (Pride of Carthage) brilliant rendering of slavery and the horrors of war gives the novel its emotional impact." Yay for that!

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A New Book!

Got back yesterday from a few days away and found a cryptic note from a neighbor I didn't know, asking me to call in once I'd seen the note. Went over and found a very cheery gentleman (not cryptic at all). He'd received a delivery of two boxes of books for me!

Which books? These ones. Finished copies at last...

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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Kirkus Reviews The Risen!

I'm pleased to say that my new novel just received it's first pre-publication review. It's from Kirkus Reviews, and it's pretty good. Even has some film casting suggestions!

Think Brad Pitt's interested?

You can read it HERE.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Strange Horizon's Reader Poll 2015

Pleased to hear that a round table interview I was part of last year at Strange Horizons made the website's top five articles, according to their readers. Awesome.

The article is called "Representing Marginalized Voices in Historical Fiction and Fantasy, By Joyce Chng, David Anthony Durham, Kari Sperring, and Vanessa Rose Phin". My Stonecoast peeps will recognize this as stuff we talk about a lot during our MFA residency, but still... It's stuff worth sharing, I think.

It's HERE.

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Page Proofs!

I'm p leased to say I recently received and read the page proofs of my next book, THE RISEN - a historical novel about the Spartacus rebellion in ancient Rome

Everything looks good, so it's back in my publisher's hands, scheduled for publication in May of the new year!

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Hey, this is fun. Shawn Speakman just sent the first pages of all the stories in the upcoming SFF anthology, Unbound. That includes a story from me. It's got a nice little illustration as well.

Click on it if you'd like a teaser...

As for the book itself, info available here.

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Friday, October 09, 2015


The ebook version of the new anthology from Grim Oak PressUnbound – Tales by Masters of Fantasy – is now available for pre-order on;

Unbound will be released on 1st December and includes my story "All in a Night's Work". It's a playful solar punk ancient Egyptian story aimed at younger readers. I had fun with it. ;-)

Here’s the full line-up of contributing authors:
  • Small Kindnesses by Joe Abercrombie
  • An Unfortunate Influx of Filipians by Terry Brooks
  • Mr. Island by Kristen Britain
  • Jury Duty by Jim Butcher
  • Madwalls by Rachel Caine
  • The Way Into Oblivion by Harry Connolly
  • Uncharming by Delilah Dawson
  • All In a Night’s Work by David Anthony Durham
  • Son of Crimea by Jason M. Hough
  • Dichotomy of Paradigms by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • A Good Name by Mark Lawrence
  • River and Echo by John Marco
  • Seven Tongues by Tim Marquitz
  • The Siege of Tilpur by Brian McClellan
  • Fiber by Seanan McGuire
  • Stories Are Gods by Peter Orullian
  • Heart’s Desire by Kat Richardson
  • The Hall of the Diamond Queen by Anthony Ryan
  • The Dead’s Revenant by Shawn Speakman
  • The Farmboy Prince by Brian Staveley
  • The Game by Michael J. Sullivan
  • The Ethical Heresy by Sam Sykes
  • The Rat by Mazarkis Williams

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