David Young

Yorkshire-born David Young began his East German-set crime series on a creative writing MA at London’s City University when Stasi Child – his debut – won the course prize. The novel went on to win the 2016 CWA Historical Dagger, and both it and the 2017 follow-up, Stasi Wolf, were longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. The sixth and final novel in the series, The Stasi Game, set in Dresden and Hull in WW2 and 1982, was published in 2020 – and now David has a brand-new standalone crime thriller Death In Blitz City, set in WW2 Hull, the most-bombed city in the country outside London. 

David’s Stasi books have been sold in eleven territories round the world.

Before becoming a full-time author, David was a senior journalist with the BBC’s international radio and TV newsrooms for more than 25 years. He writes in his Twickenham garden shed and a writing base on Syros in Greece.