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David Howard

Ojai, California, United States

Email: DavidHoward@aol.com

David Howard is a journalist, translator, educator and
pacifist political activist. His articles have frequently
appeared in national magazines and newspapers,
including Hemispheres, Hope, the San Francisco Chronicle
and the Ventura County Star.

He was Senior Writer for Topia, a national magazine of the
arts, from 1996-1999.

His essays have appeared online
on Common Dreams, Truth Out, Online Journal,
Countercurrents and Political Affairs Magazine.

Mr. Howard is the author of "The Last Gospel," a historical
novel, available in hard bound and unabridged audio
editions from Discus Books.

He is at work on a book about murder victims.

David Howard lives in Ojai, California with his wife,
Cecilia, and their two daughters
Hannah and Eva.

Reviews and reader responses to THE LAST GOSPEL:

"Thoughtful, intriguing, a coming together of diverse
worlds that would have been
impossible before our day."
— Rabbi Arthur Green, Professor of Jewish Thought,
Brandeis University, author of
"Seek My Face, Speak My Name: A Contemporary Jewish

"An engaging intellectual tour de force....A tapestry of
inventiveness and creative
scholarship....A fascinating look into a world long gone
and a world yet to come."
—Ed Ifcovic, in "The Multicultural Review"

"[David] Howard's creativeness, his pacing, his elegant
writing directly from the soul are
touching and compelling. Redemption is here. And
—From a review of THE LAST GOSPEL in "The Book Reader"

"The Last Gospel is a captivating story at once provocative
and inspiring….This novel is
a tapestry of rare complexity, pleasing tension, and
superb beauty."
—Yoshiko Samuels, Department Chair and Professor of
Asian Literature, Wesleyan

Interests: translation, print journalism, poetry, fiction, political

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • The Last Gospel
  • Posthumously Yours, Stanley Tookie Williams
  • Nonfiction

  • Gang injunction is a distraction
  • Remembering Jesús
  • "Café on A"
  • Gandhi in California
  • Time to Abolish the Death Penalty
  • Waging Peace on the Death Penalty
  • In Honor of Terri Winchell
  • A Plea to the Governor to Spare 'Tookie' Williams' Life
  • Project Emancipation
  • Sociolinguistics for Teachers National Polytechnic Institute (MEX)
  • Amor for Fatima, Andrew and Anthony
  • Commitment needed to prevent youth violence
  • Eight Steps to Immigration Reform
  • Citizen Healer, Do No Harm
  • The Interfaith Debate
  • Schools and Birth Control
  • Mary Steenburgen:Artist and Activist
  • Beatrice Wood: The Artist at 103