David Young was born near Hull and lives in Twickenham. After dropping out of a Bristol University science degree, he studied Modern History at the city’s Polytechnic. Temporary jobs cleaning ferry toilets and driving a butcher’s van were followed by three decades as a journalist on provincial newspapers, a London news agency, and international radio and TV newsrooms. Now a full-time author, his debut novel Stasi Child – the first in a series of Cold War era crime thrillers set in East Germany – is published by Twenty7 Books (Oct 2015 e-book, Feb 2016 paperback). Books 2 and 3 in the series have also been sold as part of a 3-book deal with Bonnier Publishing Fiction. In his spare time, David supports Hull City AFC.
2014 – Winner City University/PFD Crime Fiction Prize for Stasi Child
2014 3rd Prize (Novels) Yeovil Literary Prize for Stasi Child