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David Bishop

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: South Lanarkshire
Languages: English
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I write (as D. V. Bishop) the multi-award-winning Cesare Aldo historical thrillers, published by Pan Macmillan. Before that I had 20 books published across numerous genres, ranging from science fiction (novels of Doctor Who and Judge Dredd) to fantasy (novels of Warhammer) and horror (A Nightmare on Elm Street: Suffer the Children). My broadcast credits as a screenwriter include TV dramas and radio plays for the BBC, along with acclaimed short film scripts. I've written thousands of pages of published comics, and edited the iconic British anthology 2000AD for five years.


I lead the creative writing programme at Edinburgh Napier University, and I've run writing workshops across Scotland, England and Norway.

Local authorities can visit

Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Midlothian; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Chairing events; Mentoring; Panel event; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Prisoners & young offenders

Topics of work

Crime fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Fantasy; Historical fiction; Horror; Mystery & thriller; Science fiction

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30