David Armand was born and raised in Louisiana. He teaches at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he also serves as associate editor for Louisiana Literature Press. In 2010, he won the George Garrett Fiction Prize for his first novel, The Pugilist's Wife. His second novel, Harlow, was published in 2013. David's third novel, The Gorge, was published on October 1, 2015 and his chapbook, The Deep Woods, was published in September. David's memoir, My Mother's House, is forthcoming from Texas Review Press. David lives with his wife and two children and is working on his sixth book, The Lord's Acre.