David Irving is a classical musician and a writer.
As a writer, he has written poetry, fairy tales, plays, short stories, essays, newspaper articles, magazine articles, and books. His first book The Protein Myth: Significantly Reducing the Risk of Cancer, Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes While Saving the Animals and Building a Better World, was published in In 2011 by O-Books, an imprint of John Hunt Publishing. The book has been endorsed by several of the top experts in the world in their respective fields including John Robbins (author of Diet for a New America); Samuel S. Epstein (author of What's in Your Milk, and recipient of the Right Livelihood Award (alternattivee Nobel prize); and Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. (who Bill Clinton credits with inspiring and assisting in helping him become a vegan). Since then, David has written nine other books. Seven of these are about animal rights issues. Another is related to animal rights (The Voice in the Stone), and another is a musical spoof (So You Vant to Conduct der Orchester).
David's articles have appeared on Cyrano's Journal, Thomas Paine's Corner, All-Creatures.org, Press Action, Radical Noesis, Dandelion Salad, The Animals Voice, Vegan Views, New Dawn Magazine, and other blogs and journals. He has been interviewed in the press and on several radio programs for his book The Protein Myth.
An accomplished musician and composer, David has played French horn with ensembles like the San Francisco Ballet, the San Francisco Opera, and the Marlboro and Cabrillo music festivals. He was a member of the 7th Army Symphony Orchestra, the Graz Opera and the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra (Austria), and the Oakland Symphony. David studied the French horn at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and at the Vienna Academy of Music, and graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University where he also earned a Master's in music composition. His compositions are performed in the United States and Europe.
David has lived in Boston, Vienna and Graz (Austria), San Francisco, and New York City. He presently makes his home in the Catskill Mountain region of New York where he attends to and is attended by his three cats, Lewie-Lew, Goldie Boy, and Loonie. David was born in Kankakee, Illinois and grew up in Bluffton, Indiana. He has a twin brother, Darrel, who is a classical guitarist and composer and an editor and author.