David Leavitt

Professor & Co-Director of Creative Writing

David Leavitt’s most recent books are the novels The Indian Clerk and The Two Hotel Francforts. He is also the author of The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer. AT UF he co-directs MFA@FLA, the English department’s program in Creative Writing, and is the editor of the literary journal Subtropics. His teaching comprises graduate and upper-level undergraduate fiction workshops and forms courses on such topics as “The Writer as Critic,” “Research and Imaginative Writing,” and “Fiction in Drag: Novels and Stories That Pretend to be Things Other Than Novels and Stories.” Among his more arcane interests are mathematics (number theory in particular), occultism, the history of the Theosophical movement in India, and interior decoration, about which he is currently writing a novel.

Professor Leavitt’s CV