Davy Rothbart

Davy Rothbart

Author, filmmaker, editor/publisher, radio storyteller and former ticket scalper Davy Rothbart knows what it’s like to find your thing.

The creator of Found Magazine, a frequent contributor to public radio’s This American Life, and the author of a book of personal essays, “My Heart Is An Idiot” and a collection of stories, “The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas”, he writes regularly for GQ Magazine and Grantland, and his work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Believer.

His documentary film, Medora, about a resilient high-school basketball team in a dwindling town in rural Indiana, premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and will be released nationwide in November, 2013.

Rothbart is also the founder of Washington II Washington, an annual hiking adventure for inner-city kids. He lives between Los Angeles, California and his hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Oh yeah, he’s also appeared twice on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Past Presentations

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