David Sornig's novel Spiel was published by UWAP in 2009. His fiction and essays have been published in the Griffith Review, Best Australian Stories, and Island Literary Magazine, among others. He reviews books for the Adelaide Review and was a fiction editor for Wet Ink magazine. In 2008/09 he was the Charles Pick Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and in 2011 and 2012 was awarded grants by the Australia Council, Arts SA and Arts Victoria to work on his second novel. In 2015 he received a State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowship and was a finalist in the Melbourne Prize for Literature Writers Prize for the essay "Jubilee: A hymn for Elsie Williams on Dudley Flats".