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David Schickler (born July 30, 1969 in Rochester, New York) is an American author who has published two books, Kissing in Manhattan and Sweet and Vicious. Heavily influenced as a child by the Bible and Edith Hamilton's Mythology, Schickler graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Foreign Service in 1991 and from Columbia University in 1995. Schickler began working as a private school teacher at The Harley School in Rochester, New York in 1994 and wrote in his spare time; he completed two novels during this period, but faced repeated rejection from publishers.
Total Books: 19
In June 2000, The New Yorker published his short story "The Smoker" in their debut fiction issue and, Schickler said, "my career took off all in one very exciting week." On the strength of "The Smoker," Schickler received a 2-book deal with The Dial Press and Paramount Pictures bought the story's film rights, planning to develop it as a vehicle for Natalie Portman; the author was able to quit teaching and devote his efforts to writing full-time. In 2001, he published Kissing in Manhattan, a "well-received" short story collection that featured "The Smoker," followed by his first novel, Sweet and Vicious, in 2004. In 2009 Schickler coached Mcquaid Jesuit's Modified Cross-Country team which went on to win the Jesuit Championships in New York City. He will return this year to coach Mcquaid's modified team once again.