Dave Barry

Dave Barry, Longtime syndicated humor columnist for the Miami Herald; author; Pulitzer Prize winner; guitarist in an all-author rock band

A Morning with Dave Barry


Dave Barry is an author and humorist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his syndicated column, which ran in more than 500 newspapers and was the inspiration for the television show Dave’s World. He has also written dozens of bestselling books, most recently Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog. His new novel, Swamp Story, came out in June 2023.

Along with Ridley Pearson, Barry wrote the bestselling Starcatchers series of young-adult novels, one of which was adapted as the Tony-award winning Broadway play Peter and the Starcatcher.

Barry is also largely responsible for the popularity of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, although it was not his idea. In recognition of Barry’s achievements, the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota named a sewage lifting station after him. Barry lives in Florida but is not responsible for what goes on there.