David Larson is from the Southern California town of Temecula. He earned a B.A. in English from University of California–Berkeley. Among other things, he hopes to focus on the interaction between blues music and culture and the literary works that existed beside them. The primary authors he hopes to examine are Flannery O’Connor, William Faulkner, and Cormac McCarthy.

Areas of focus: William Faulkner and the blues tradition