Peter Quigley


David Maine is the author of The Preservationist (2004), released in the UK as The Flood; Fallen (2005); The Book of Samson (2006), and Monster, 1959 (2008). All were published in the US by St Martin’s Press. The first three were published in the UK by Canongate, and various editions have appeared in Spain, Italy, Germany, Norway, Holland, Greece, India, Japan, Russia and Israel. Several editions have also been issued in large-print and audio book format. The UK version of The Preservationist, entitled The Flood, was shortlisted for The Guardian First Book Award in 2005. The novel has also been optioned for a film. David’s fifth novel, entitled An Age of Madness, will be published in 2012 by Red Hen Press. About Fallen, Janet Maslin of The New York Times said: “this book’s power to rivet the reader approaches the miraculous.” Entertainment Weekly said that “Maine has crafted a work of both high seriousness and wicked laughs,” while the Los Angeles Times Book Review characterizes his writing as being “hilarious and illuminating.” Perhaps the strangest bit of praise comes from the Lexington Herald-Leader, whose reviewer for The Book of Samsonwrote that “I do believe it is possible, even helpful, to believe in God and David Maine at the same time.” Since 2008, David has taught at the University of Phoenix, Hawai‘i-Pacific University and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. David also writes book and music reviews for various outlets and has written for The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly,, and Since 2004, David has published more than 250 reviews and articles.