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

Huge congrats @djy_writer 💫 your readers are wise and brilliant! https://t.co/UGX1AdVhJq

Just started reading the Karin Müller books by @djy_writer
Very readable & very entertaining.
Worth picking up... Start with Stasi Child.

Hoping my holiday reads will break me out of my reading slump @ianarchiebeck #katherinerundell

Stop the competition now and just award it to Denmark.


@vivmarshuk @djy_writer It absolutely is the best one yet!

Many thanks, Kevin! #5 #StasiWinter 1st draft has been delivered to @ZaffreBooks

According to several bloggers and readers, yes. Not shortlisted for any prizes this time, though. But I've no idea if it was entered ...

Cheers Viv! Hope you enjoy it. (And hope the marking isn't too painful!)

Thrilled that a month after publication, paperback of #Stasi77 @ZaffreBooks is in @AmazonUK top 2,000 and top 100 #Spying stories & 5 full⭐️

In 1969, Tilsiter Straße in the East Berlin district of Friedrichshain was renamed
Richard-Sorge-Straße in honor of the Soviet spy who warned of the German invasion in 1941.

@PaulDBrazill @djy_writer @DPemb @ZaffreBooks @MertonLibraries @JoyKluver Read all four David Young books one after the other. Really loved the sense of history, the characterisation and the way the stories zipped along. I also loved the way he came back to clues hinted at in earlier novels.

🎶Leeds, Leeds are falling apart again. 🎶🎶🎉🎉🎉🍻

@JoyKluver @djy_writer @DPemb @ZaffreBooks @MertonLibraries It was a great evening! Authors very interesting and I heard lots of positive book chat in the audience!

@JoyKluver @SJIHolliday @djy_writer @VaseemKhanUK @alexkhanauthor Good to know – I thought I’d died & gone to heaven (on train home), what with stack of choc cookies & signed copy of Stasi 77!

We had a great evening at West Barnes Library with ⁦@djy_writer⁩ and ⁦@DPemb⁩! Write-up coming soon. And we’ll be back on Monday 24th June with ⁦@VaseemKhanUK⁩ and ⁦@alexkhanauthor⁩.

#OTD in 1989, Neues Deutschland reports on Erich Honecker's speech to the FDJ on the occasion of their Whitsun meet. #GDR #twitterstorians

@djy_writer @ZaffreBooks Thanks for this and Stasi 77, David. A great read as ever

The story behind the Nazi massacre which inspired #Stasi77 @ZaffreBooks (warning - graphic images and spoilers): https://t.co/hKkrmKS5Ba