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

Happy Publication Day to @djy_writer ! The unstoppable Karin Muller's 4th outing investigating one of the darkest moments of East German history! #Stasi77

I loved Stasi 77 by @djy_writer - this is my favourite of what is a very fine series set in East Berlin and East Germany during the 1970s. It's out today. If you haven't read the others, that won't matter, but read them anyway!
https://t.co/uYj6tkgnSX @ZaffreBooks @eturns_112

@djy_writer @Bookslovereade1 @ZaffreBooks Can't wait to get my hands on it. You set a scene and a mood of East Germany at that time, that takes me there when I am reading. That is unique. You are one of my favorite "wow-who-the-f###-is-this-guy" guys.

Some brilliant books publishing today from our equally brilliant authors! The Lost Ten by Harry Sidebottom https://t.co/DiRGr096BY The Daughters of Ironbridge by Mollie Walton (@rebeccamascull) https://t.co/gqMy36roQz & Stasi 77 by @djy_writer https://t.co/rShhXIaqIe @UA_Books

Happy publication day to the fantastic @djy_writer #Stasi77 is out in paperback and ebook today!

Hope you enjoy #Stasi77 too, Pippa

Happy (joint) pub day @djy_writer - looking forward to reading the new one! https://t.co/ZsHaSTekKe

And a very happy publication day to the awesome talent that is @djy_writer. No less an authority than @Wetdarkandwild says #Stasi77 is his best yet. Congrats! https://t.co/dg9nbP8TsI

Over on the blog @djy_writer talks about #Stasi77 and the inspiration for the #StasiChild series - https://t.co/J2EHPOmk4K @the_cwa @bonnierbooks_uk @katherinecrime

Happy publication day to @djy_writer for #Stasi77! I’m on the blog tour for Saturday but I can tell you now, it’s his best book yet.

Such a fab review of #Stasi77 - cheers Alex!