David Perlstein portrait
Photo: Ellen Newman

David in (a bit of) detail

David’s books include fiction and non-fiction. His short stories have been published in Reed, Pacific Review, Summerset Review and Oyez Review. New stories will appear this spring in Avalon Literary Review and Flash Fiction Magazine. His blog posts have appeared weekly on this site since 2010.

David is a former advertising copywriter and radio/TV commercial producer. A graduate of the U.S. Army’s Infantry Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, he holds an M.A. in English from St. Mary’s University (San Antonio) and a B.A. in English from Alfred (New York State) University.

He and his wife, the actor Carolyn Power (Perlstein), live in San Francisco. They have three adult children.