David Young was born near Hull and, after dropping out of a Bristol University science degree, studied Humanities at Bristol Polytechnic. Temporary jobs cleaning ferry toilets and driving a butcher’s van were followed by a career in journalism on provincial newspapers, a London news agency, and international radio and TV newsrooms. He now writes in his garden shed and in a caravan on the Isle of Wight, and in his spare time supports Hull City AFC.
Autobiography for Quais du Polar
« He never visited East Germany when it existed, so the favourite part of David’s new life are his research trips. He’s recently bought a 1972 Wartburg to transform into a Volkspolizei squad car. Will he drive it to Lyon? Is there anywhere to park? »
: Alone in Berlin, by Hans Fallada.
: The Lives of Others, directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.
: William Ryan.