Books written by David Vann


Halibut on the Moon

Grove Press | March 12, 2019 | 272 pages
Hailed as "a writer to read and reread" (Economist), who "tracks the same wild territory as Joseph Conrad and Cormac McCarthy" (Observer), New York Times Notable author David Vann delivers a darkly intimate portrait of a man teetering on the precipice of life and death.  More Info


Atlantic Monthly Press | March 1, 2015 | 272 pages
Immersing herself in a fantasy life inspired by the Seattle aquarium, a preadolescent girl living in subsidized housing befriends an elderly fellow enthusiast before making a shattering discovery about a family secret. By the award-winning author ofLegend of a Suicide. Illustrations.  More Info

Last Day on Earth

October 15, 2011 | 184 pages
A full account of the life of the man who went on a shooting rampage at North Illinois University on Valentine's Day 2008 includes full access to all the police files, as well as the shooter's e-mails, mental health records, sexual history, family history and much more.  More Info