Dave Reidy has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Florida. His fiction has been published by Granta, and his short story “The Regular” was chosen by Charles D’Ambrosio as winner of the Emerging Writers Network Short Fiction Contest. Captive Audience, a collection of short stories about performers and Reidy’s debut, was named an Indie Next Notable Book by the American Booksellers Association and published in French translation.

Dave is Creative Director at closerlook, inc. He blogs occasionally on fiction’s role in society at Empathy Dare. He recently finished a novel.

Kind words for Dave Reidy

” . . . a talented young writer . . . ” — John Freeman, former editor of Granta, at Bookninja

“Sometimes, stories seem unsure, asking you to like them or be impressed, panting for approval, but ‘The Regular’ doesn’t bother, it’s kind of cool that way, so that in the end I came away admiring the writer’s artistic courage and feeling a little braver about things myself.” — Charles D’Ambrosio, judge of the inaugural Emerging Writers Network Short Fiction Contest, on Dave Reidy’s “The Regular”


“Chasing Cars”


“One Hit Wonder”

“Tender Is the Night”

Interviews with Dave

TimeOut Chicago

WORD Bookstore

The Scowl


Dave reads his story “The Regular” for the Writers’ Block podcast

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