David's debut novel, State of the Nation, was a finalist for the 2018 Lambda Literary Award.
His second novel, A Blind Eye was named Best Contemporary Gay Fiction for the 2020-2021 Rainbow Award, and runner up for Best Gay Book.
His third novel, Unlawful DISorder, explores the intersections of race, class, sexuality and mental illness in interactions with psychiatric treatment and the prison industrial complex.

His area of focus is creating worlds that highlight marginalized voices.

B.A. Africana Studies - University of Pennsylvania
M.A. Writing Studies - Saint Joseph's University
MFA Creative Writing - Temple University

instagram: davidjrhd

Other Works

  • A Blind Eye

  • State of the Nation


Awards and Recognition

  • 2018 Lambda Literary Award - Finalist