N.E.David is my pen name but most people know me as Nick. I tried writing at the age of 21 but like so many things in life, it didn't work out first time round. After a rewarding career in industry and then personal finance, I took it up again in 2005 and had initial success with a series of short novellas. My debut novel, Birds of the Nile, was published by Roundfire in 2013 and quickly became their top-selling title in adult fiction. My second novel, The Burden, soon followed. A third, Malaren, has now been released and was entered for the Man Booker Prize of 2017.
I write contemporary fiction and focus on stories of human interest and drama. I'm fascinated by human behaviour and my work attempts to answer the question Why do we act as we do? I have no overt personal or political message to convey but my initial objective is to entertain the reader and I hope this is reflected in my writing.
Besides being a regular contributor to literary events in the North East Region, I'm a founder member of York Authors and formerly co-presented Book Talk on BBC Radio York. I am currently Chairman of York Literature Festival and I enjoy being involved in the literary life of the city.