David Bajo is the author of three novels: The 351 Books of Irma Arcuri (2008, Viking/Penguin), Panopticon (2010, Unbridled Books), and Mercy 6 (2014, Unbridled Books). He is a professor of creative writing at The University of South Carolina where he directs the MFA program.
The tenth of fifteen children, David was raised on a ranch in San Diego, CA. His father was a professional baseball player and physician, his mother a nurse. He has worked as a writer his entire adult life, adding income as a journalist, translator, and professor. He received his fiction MFA from UC-Irvine and has taught creative writing and literature there, at Boise State, and at the University of South Carolina. His fiction has been translated into ten languages.