David Allan Cates

David Allan Cates

David Allan Cates is a novelist and director of Missoula Medical Aid.[1] He is the author of the novels Hunger in America, a New York Times Notable Book, and X Out of Wonderland, a farce about the global economy modeled on Voltaire's Candide, and most recently Freeman Walker, a novel about a mulatto ex-slave journeying from a Southern Plantation, to a London prep school, to the Civil War battlefields and finally the American gold camps. Cates was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1956 and has a journalism degree and a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Montana. He has worked as a professional basketball player in Central America, a fishing guide, and a high school writing teacher.


  1. ^ "David Allan Cates". University of Montana School of Journalism. http://www.jour.umt.edu/node/348. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 

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