N.E. David

N.E. Davide: n.e.david@btinternet.com 
w: www.nedavid.com
blog: www.nedavid.com/blog-1/
Twitter: @NEDavidAuthor
Available to come to book groups? Yes
Available to give talks?
Available for school visits? No

About Me
N.E.David is the pen name of York author Nick David. Nick tried his hand at writing at the age of 21 but like so many things in life, it did not work out first time round. Now older – and hopefully wiser – he’s taken it up again and has been successful in having a series of short novellas produced both in print and online.

More recently, his debut novel, Birds of the Nile, was published by Roundfire.

Nick writes character-based accessible literary fiction where he focuses on stories of human interest. He does it because it helps him make sense of his life and because he has things in his head he is driven to get down on paper. If he can make these resonate with the reading public, so much the better. He has no overt personal or political message to convey but his initial objective is to entertain the reader and he hopes this is reflected in his writing.

Besides being a regular contributor to Literary Festivals and open mics in the North East Region, Nick is also a founder member of York Authors and co-presenter of Book Talk on BBC Radio York.

My Books

Cover of Birds of the Nile Birds of the Nile
John Hunt Publishing, 2013.Paperback and e-book
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Set in York? No
Description: When Michael Blake takes early retirement from the British Embassy in Cairo, he books a long–awaited birding trip. But half way up the Nile he meets Lee Yong and things begin to change. Their tour guide, Reda, isn’t all he seems either and when the Egyptian revolution kicks off, Blake finds himself embroiled in a tangled web of love and intrigue. Set against the background of the events of January 2011, BIRDS OF THE NILE is a powerful story of loss and self discovery as three disparate characters, each with their own agenda, seek to come to terms with change.
Review: ‘Vivid settings, crisp writing and a highly relevant story make BIRDS OF THE NILE a gripping read. Egypt’s great inheritance and chaotic present are brought convincingly to life, and the politics behind the uprising deftly sketched. Against this background, a haunting love story develops to an unpredictable conclusion. I have always admired N.E.David’s short fiction. His long-awaited first novel does not disappoint.’ Pauline Kirk, a member of the Pennine Poets and the Editor of Fighting Cock Press
Find out more from: Author’s website
Buy from: Amazon (Kindle) l  Amazon (paperback)

Cover of DAVID - A DAY AT THE RACES A Day At The Races
Stairwell Books, 2011. Paperback and e-book
Genre: Drama
Set in York? No
Description: Car mechanic Baz could have been a contender, but an accident at work put paid to his sporting career. Things aren’t altogether right in the marriage department either, so when the boss calls a day out, Baz sees a chance to get it all sorted …
Reviews: ‘Perfectly paced with surprises all the way through. Couldn’t put it down.’ Scorponock
Find out more from: Author’s website
Buy from: Amazon (e-book) l Publisher (Paperback)

Cover of DAVID - FERIAFeria – A Spanish Comedy
Stairwell Books, 2010. Paperback and e-book
Genre: Comedy
Set in York? No
Description: It’s time for the annual festival but a terrorist has hijacked the paella van, the Chief of Police is drunk and The Mayor is having an affair with a flamenco dancer – all of which leaves Pepe in charge. Pepe – young, handsome and desperately in love with Rosita …
Reviews: ‘A fun portrayal of Spanish village life.’ Susan Buchanan
‘Not often that I laugh aloud while reading but I did with this.’ Naomi
Find out more from:
Author’s website
Buy from: Amazon (e-book) l Publisher (Paperback)

Cover of DAVID - CAROL'S CHRISTMASCarol’s Christmas
Stairwell Books, 2009. Paperback and e-book
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Set in York? Yes
Description: It’s Christmas Eve and in Acacia Avenue the lights are on, big style – flashing lights on every house – except at number 26 where Brian sits in darkness waiting for his daughter Carol to come home.  This will be the first Christmas they will have spent together since Edna died …
Reviews: ‘A lovely story, which left me feeling great about life and love. Perfect for a winter’s day curled up with a cup of tea!’ Scorponock
‘A heart-warming and redemptive treat.’ Maybelline
Find out more from: Author’s website
Buy from: Amazon (e-book) l Publisher (Paperback)

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