Welcome to the website of author NE David
BIRDS OF THE NILE ebook goes free on Friday 24th October
Hello and welcome to my website.
My name is Nick David and I'm an author based in York. Last year I took a big step forward with the publication of my debut novel, BIRDS OF THE NILE. Part political thriller, part love story, it's set against the background of the Egyptian revolution of 2011. This week the ebook version will be free to download on Friday 24th October. Here's a quick reminder of what it's about.
Vivid settings, crisp writing and a highly relevant story make Birds of the Nile a gripping read. Tourists on a Nile Cruise become caught up in the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak. Egypt’s great inheritance and chaotic present are brought convincingly to life, and the politics behind the uprising deftly sketched. We see events through an ordinary man’s eyes as he is forced to make decisions that will affect his life forever. Against this background, a haunting love story develops to an unpredictable conclusion. I have always admired Nick David’s short fiction. His long-awaited first novel did not disappoint.
Pauline Kirk, Novelist and editor of Fighting Cock Press
I'm also working with presenter Elly Fiorentini on BBC Radio York. Once a month she hosts Book Talk and we chat about the latest in books and try to recommend some good reads. The show next goes out on Monday 10th November at 6.30pm when we'll feature a couple of books centred around The First World War - PRIVATE PEACEFUL by Michael Morpurgo and BIRDSONG by Sebastian Faulks. My review of PRIVATE PEACEFUL is now available on the Book Talk page.
Back in September, I was at The Festival of Writing in York where we discussed The Future of Publishing. Part Two of my thoughts on the subject are set out in my regular blog, Writing Life.
You can find out what else I'm up to on my Events page.