Donald McCarthy


June 2019 - Short story appearing in Creep: Anthology of Horror Stories

January 2019 - Essay in Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return. The first book-length study of the third season of the cult program that changed the face of television in the early 1990s.

Otober 2018 - Short story featured in Fiction War Magazine,an independent literary journal curating and showcasing original short flash fiction by established and emerging authors from around the world.

July 2018 - Short story entitled "The Letter" published in The Baltimore Review.

June 2018 - Twin Peaks Presentation at the IFC Theater. I am the last speaker and appear at 1:09:40. If you wish to watch the entire presentation, you can view it here.

May 2018 - Flash fiction. "The Exhibits" published in The Virginia Normal, Virginia University's Literary Journal.

April 2018 - Short story "Transportation Method" in The Manhattanville Review, an online journal of literature.

March 2018 - Opinion piece in The Irish Times on March 17, 20018.

July 2017 - Essay appearing in "Approaching Twin Peaks: Critical Essays on the Original Series" available for sale on amazon.

July 2017 - Essay entitled "Saving Hitler's Life" appearing in "The Man in The High Castle" available on amazon


Donald McCarthy currently lives on Long Island in New York. He is a graduate of City College of New York's MFA program and tutors and teaches at SUNY Old Westbury. His writing has appeared in Salon, Alternet, Pseudopod, The Progressive Populist, Screen Spy, KZine, The Washington Pastime, and more. He is currently an ongoing writer for the website Drunk Monkeys where he writes about all sorts of topics from politics to television to the films of David Lynch.

Because everyone loves to hear about favorites, here are his: his favorite film is Mulholland Drive, favorite book is Duma Key, favorite poem is Richard Cory, favorite album is The Rising, and favorite television show is The Sopranos.

Oddly enough, he has an extreme dislike of cheese and doesn't see what's so special about the beach.