Hello, my name is David. I am a writer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. You can find my work at The New York Times, The Atlantic, Scientific American, Vox, and Foreign Policy, among many other places. A roundup of my strongest pieces that best represent my work can be found here.

My next book, ONE INCH FROM EARTH, will be published in 2020 by Custom House, an imprint of HarperCollins. It tells the true story of a group of scientists who studied Europa, Jupiter’s ocean moon, needed to know more, and spent twenty years convincing NASA to send a spaceship there.

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