David Hill is originally from Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he was raised in a family of carnies, gamblers, hell-raisers and story-tellers. He spent over a decade traveling the United States and Canada as a union organizer before settling down in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and three children.
David was a regular contributor to Grantland and a writer for the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City. His work has been featured on This American Life, in New York Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, McSweeneys, and in various other publications in print and across the internet.
His column "Fading the Vig: A Gambler's Guide to Life" was selected in several Best Of The Year lists including Slate and Longreads. His feature “In the Pit With the Fighting Rooster” received the Sidney Award for Outstanding Journalism from the Hillman Foundation. He is the Vice President of the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981.
David's first book, "The Vapors: A Casino in Southern Gothic," is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
The NBA player Metta World Peace once described David as an "amazing writer" and "the future."