David S. Reynolds is Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at the Graduate Center and Baruch College of the City University of New York.
He is the author of 'Walt Whitman’s America: A Cultural Biography', winner of the Bancroft Prize and the Ambassador Book Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
His other books include 'Beneath the American Renaissance: The Subversive Imagination in the Age of Emerson' and 'Melville' (winner of the Christian Gauss Award and Honorable Mention for the John Hope Franklin Prize).
Mr. Reynolds was born and raised in Barrington, Rhode Island. He earned his BA at Amherst College and his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. He is married to the author and professor Suzanne Nalbantian. They live in Old Westbury and Sagaponack, New York.