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David Arnold lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his (lovely) wife and (boisterous) son. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Mosquitoland, Kids of Appetite, & The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik, which has been optioned for film by Paramount. His books have been translated into over a dozen languages. Learn more at and follow him on Twitter @roofbeam and Instagram @iamdavidarnold.



Name: David

Occupation: Writer of stories (and songs)

Publications: Mosquitoland, Kids of Appetite, The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik

Location: Lexington, KY

Awesome family: awesome wife, awesome son

Previous job experience: freelance musician, preschool teacher, stay-at-home dad

Qualifications: Uh

Favorite foods: pesto, chips, coffee, things with cilantro, garlicky things, really good soup I guess

Favorite places: bookstores, record stores, Middle-earth, Hogwarts, my house

Favorite time of year: Christmastime

Favorite music: Elliott, Miles, Tiersen, Arcade Fire, Bowie, Johannsson, Kishi, The Antlers, Julien, Sylvan Esso, Brion, Obel, Sufjan, Sakamoto, Slow Meadow, Sigur Ros, Veirs, Desplat, Debussy, Helios

Favorite TV shows: West Wing, X Files, VEEP, Office, Seinfeld, Breaking Bad, Gilmore Girls, Mindy Project, Six Feet Under, Battlestar Galactica

Least favorite things: olives, liars, wet socks

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