David Dowling

David Dowling is the author of five books including "Chasing the White Whale: The Moby-Dick Marathon; or, What Melville Means Today." He is an assistant professor at the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Iowa.

Stories By David Dowling

How the Creator of ‘Jaws’ Became the Shark’s Greatest Defender

Peter Benchley’s name is synonymous with a bestselling novel and blockbuster movie—but he spent the twilight of his career struggling to protect sharks from the stigma that his masterpiece unleashed.