David G. Pace

A Provo native, David G. Pace is a published novelist, creative nonfiction writer, literary and stage critic, playwright and editor. He managed the annual Utah Humanities Book Festival and the Utah Book Award for two years, followed by a year as the literary specialist at the State Division of Arts & Museums. There he managed the poet laureate program, the Utah Original Writing Competition, and Poetry Out Loud (high school recitation competition). In 2013 he inaugurated the literary program at 15 Bytes, Utah’s online arts magazine, where he wrote and curated book reviews, the annual book awards, an online works-in-progress series and Read Local Onsite at Finch Lane Gallery. His creative work has appeared in Quarterly WestAlligator Juniperellipsis…literature & artDialogueSunstone and elsewhere. He holds five awards from the Utah Original Writing Competition, including first place for novel as well as awards from Writers at Work, The Association for Mormon Letters and Dialogue Journal. His journalism has appeared in the Christian Science MonitorAmerican TheatreBackstageHuffington Post and elsewhere.  He has been on assignment with the New York Times. He was a theater columnist/critic for over ten years, including for The Event and The Private Eye, forerunner of Utah’s City Weekly as well as Backstage, NYC’s performing arts weekly. He has served as editor of Critics Quarterly, the official newsletter of the American Theater Critics Association and sections editor for the literary journal Irreantum. He holds an MA from the University of Utah where, beginning in August 2018, he has worked in communications and development. Pace has worked as a lifeguard, flight attendant, fundraiser, nonprofit program officer and lived in Boston and New York City before returning to Utah. He resides in Salt Lake City. 




Dream House on Golan Drive, Signature Books, Salt Lake City, 2015


Blossom as the Cliffrose, ed. Karin Anderson and Danielle Beazer Dubrasky (Torrey House Press) 2021

Moth & Rust: Mormon Encounters with Death, ed. Steven Carter, Signature Books, 2017

Worth Their Salt: Notable But Unnoted Women of Utah, ed. Colleen Whitley USU Press, 1996


Interview on Comcast Newsmakers

Interview with Utah Public Radio

Interview in 15 Bytes