New from Simon & Schuster

David Goodwillie

David Goodwillie is the author of the novel American Subversive, a New York Times Notable Book of 2010, and the acclaimed memoir Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time. He has also played professional baseball, worked as a private investigator, and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. A graduate of Kenyon College, he lives in New York City.
Become a Fan

Books by this Author

Read more about this book

Video

American Subversive by David Goodwillie

In David Goodwillie's "powerful thriller" (Chicago Sun-Times), the lives of a young radical and a failed journalist intertwine after a bombing.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. The words on my screensaver: "Sit down and write, you idiot."

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. At the moment: My Only Offer (Mates of State); Better Son/Daughter (Rilo Kiley); Plus Ones (Okkervil River); Wake Up (Julia Darling); Two Steps Forward (Emmy the Great).

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. That my publisher will make me Twitter.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Henry Gondorff

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. The 1969 Mets.

Resources

To download a file to your computer right-click on the link and choose 'save file as'.

High Resolution Images

David Goodwillie on the Web

Facebook

Twitter

Explore

CONNECT WITH US

Get a FREE eBook
when you join our mailing list!