David Young

David Young


David Young is a graduate of the City University MA Crime Writing course and was the recent winner of the PFD-sponsored course prize. He was born in Hull and educated in York and Bristol. Before becoming a full-time author he was a local news reporter and then an editor in the BBC World TV and radio newsrooms.

His debut novel, Stasi Child, a labyrinthine Cold War-era thriller and the first in a new series, was published in October 2015, by Twenty7 Books (Bonnier).

David won the 2016 CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger.

David Young @djy_writer

Many thanks, John. Hope you enjoy it!

2/2 #DeathInBlitzCity @ZaffreBooks is set mostly in Hull, Cottingham and Beverley. These are the King Street Rooms in Cottingham where black US GIs danced with local girls leading to warnings from white officers (and where I had a children’s party in the 60s). #CrimeFiction

1/2 Just six days till new novel #DeathInBlitzCity @ZaffreBooks, set in Hull in 1942, hits the shops. I’ll be @hull_libraries 6/7 7pm (available online via @HullNoir), @litandphil in Newcastle 7/7 7pm + signing books at Waterstones Hull 7/7 1230. Pre-order https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blitz-City-David-Young/dp/1838774343

2/2 #DeathInBlitzCity @ZaffreBooks begins 80 years ago when the mutilated body of a young woman is found in the rubble of a bombing near Hull’s fish dock. ‘One of the finest historical thrillers I’ve read in a long time. Atmospheric, Dark and Intricately plotted.’ - @alexjbooks

1/2 Just a week to go till my new novel #DeathInBlitzCity @ZaffreBooks, set in Hull in 1942, hits the shops. I’ll be @hull_libraries 6/7 7pm, @litandphil in Newcastle 7/7 7pm + signing books at Waterstones Hull 7/7 1230. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hull-noir-death-in-blitz-city-tickets-350573182827?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Thanks very much! Look forward to meeting you on the night. #DeathInBlitzCity @ZaffreBooks #CrimeFiction

Early review in for David Young's Hull-set WW2 thriller, DEATH IN BLITZ CITY, and it's a cracker. Hear David talk about it @hull_libraries (in-person/online), 6th July. Check out our pinned tweet for free ticket info. https://twitter.com/EastHullPete/status/1539292067347701760

Cheers! That’s a lovely collection of ‘Stasi’ books …

If you heard @djy_writer talking to @SallyFairfax this morning, here's the link for tickets to attend the event in person or to follow it online... https://twitter.com/HullNoir/status/1531631206235885569

I’ll be talking about my new novel #DeathInBlitzCity @ZaffreBooks set in WW2 with Sally Fairfax on the @bbcburnsy show on @RadioHumberside some time after 1210 today ahead of 7/7 publication. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_humberside

Looking forward to my mini-tour and first appearances since the pandemic: Hull Central Library 6/7 7pm, Waterstones Hull 7/7 12.30pm, Newcastle Lit and Phil 7/7 7pm. #DeathInBlitzCity @ZaffreBooks

A recent watercolour: Early Summer Morning Isleworth.

Very much looking forward to speaking with @djy_writer about Death in Blitz City for @HullNoir at Hull Central Library on 6th July. Contact @hull_libraries for details.

#BookPost - it's DEATH IN BLITZ, @djy_writer's WW2 thriller set in Hull. Check out the @hullnoir event with David and @hull_libraries, 6th July https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hull-noir-death-in-blitz-city-tickets-350573182827?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Cheers Andrew! Hope you enjoy #DeathInBlitzCity plus please tune in to the online talk at Hull Library with @HullNoir & @nicktriplow on July 6th 7pm. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hull-noir-death-in-blitz-city-tickets-350573182827

Hope you enjoy it Joanna. Nice photo! #DeathInBlitzCity #CrimeFiction @ZaffreBooks

In the ruins of a blackout, a killer stalks the shadows...

A gripping, terrifying thriller set in 1942 Yorkshire, and brand new from @djy_writer this July.

Pre-order #DeathInBlitzCity here: https://loom.ly/rg7nheY

#histfic #amreading

People of Hull @djy_writer new novel #DeathInBlitzCity is published on 7 July by @ZaffreBooks its set in Hull in 1942 and there's lots of local references including Dinsdales Joke Shop and even @HullCity (well David is a fan) https://peterturnsthepage.wordpress.com/2022/06/21/death-in-blitz-city/