David Sornig writes fiction, memoir, essays and criticism.
His novel Spiel was published by UWAP in 2009. His non-fiction book, Blue Lake, which documents a psychogeographical and historical excursion through the former West Melbourne Swamp and Dudley Flats shanty town, will be published by Scribe in 2018.
He reviews books for The Adelaide Review, was a fiction editor for Wet Ink magazine and has taught creative writing and literary studies at Deakin University, Victoria University, Flinders University and the University of Melbourne.
In 2008/09 he was the Charles Pick Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and in 2011 and 2012 was awarded grants by the Australia Council, Arts SA and Arts Victoria. In 2015 he received a State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowship and was a finalist in the Melbourne Prize for Literature Writers Prize for the essay ‘Jubilee: A hymn for Elsie Williams on Dudley Flats.’
He lives in Melbourne, Australia.