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

@samatlounge William Boyd says the "mid-list has gone". https://tinyurl.com/2x93pvzc. Talking to another well respected Scottish author, he claimed to never have made more than £8k per year, but he's a literary fiction writer. How many respondents here are making more from literary fiction?

Autumn Afternoon Chiswick House Gardens from The Light in Suburbia published by ⁦@unbounders⁩

Many thanks, Ian! Happy weekend all!

Early Morning Winter: the garden St Margarets watercolour 2021

Ah great. Thanks Annette! I hope you enjoy this one as much.

Two appearances coming up next month to talk about my latest #DeathInBlitzCity. 15/10 at 12 noon I’m @erwordfest with @NickQuantrill in Beverley Memorial Hall then back down south to West Barnes Library with @JoyKluver & @amandalees 20/10 7.30pm.

Keep your eyes peeled for the @erwordfest brochure ... chewing over "secrets and spies, intrigue and lies" with @oliharris808 @djy_writer @janethynne @sophiabennett & @andrewlownie 👇

Many thanks for the tweet, Dom, and for the fantastic cover to #DeathInBlitzCity.

Many thanks, Annette! My latest is the WW2 crime thriller #DeathInBlitzCity.

Very much looking forward to this one in Beverley - home to one of my favourite golf courses, and featuring in my latest crime thriller set in WW2, #DeathInBlitzCity.

CRIME DAY is back! Looking forward to talking to (checks notes)... @oliharris808, @djy_writer and @sophiabennett/@janethynne/@andrewlownie - loads of other good stuff going on, too... 👇 https://twitter.com/erwordfest/status/1567528268416286723

Ooh look! A chance to get 75% off the audio version of my latest, #DeathInBlitzCity. It’s a cracker of course - not to be missed.

Very much looking forward to this - and the book also features key scenes in #Beverley (where Ambrose Swift lives on York Road) and #Cottingham as well as Hull. So lots of local interest.

Afternoon Light in the Garden St Margarets watercolour from The Light in Suburbia published by ⁦@unbounders⁩ and also available as postcards and greetings cards along with books and other goodies at Bouncing off the Wall at Greenside School on Saturday the 17th September

That’s so kind of you to say, Rebecca. I think most fans of the Stasi series who read it have enjoyed it, just one or two who didn’t (and unfortunately left reviews to tell the world how bad they thought it was!).

Thanks so much, Kate. I’d love to write more and make it a series, but it was commissioned as a stand-alone by my publisher. Sorry!

Thanks so much, Steve. A few fans of the Stasi series haven’t enjoyed it, so I’m glad it hit the mark with you.