David Young was born near Hull in England. He attended University in Bristol, studying science, but dropped out. He then studied humanities at Bristol Polytechnic. After a few odd jobs, he became a journalist, eventually with BBC World Service. After 27 years as a journalist, he longed to escape and hoped that writing would enable this.
Young attended the Crime Thriller Creative Writing MA at City University in London where he was tutored by Claire McGowan. It was there that he wrote the first chapter of ‘Stasi Child’ and was encouraged to turn it into a novel. In winning the MA course prize, his novel was snapped up by an agent and he managed to avoid the usual multiple rejections of a first novel.
There are two further novels planned featuring Oberleutnant Karin Müller, due for release in early 2017 and early 2018.
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