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David is the author of three books of fiction. The first two, Rousseau Moon (2000) and The Ghost of Alice Fields (2014), were chosen among the Books of the Year in the UK press. His experimental novel, Prendergast’s Fall (2019), was described by reviewer Alistair Braidwood as ‘one of the most inventive and interesting novels of recent times’. David also edited The Poems of Martin Seymour-Smith (2014).
The youngest of four sons, David was born in Glasgow in 1966. Formerly an editor in Amsterdam, he now works as an instructional designer in Belfast. He is married to the Irish glass artist Louise Rice, and they have three young children.
“transmutes the base matter of common experience into something like gold”Robert Nye
“provides an answer to Frost’s wish for poems about subjects common in experience but rare in books”Seamus Heaney