David Gilman

About me

After varied jobs (hardly careers) around the world, as diverse as firefighter- window dresser – paratrooper – photographer – and marketing manager for a publishing company – I began writing radio plays and series. When I changed to television,while living in South Africa, I created and wrote 13-part multi-stranded drama series. In the UK I scripted thrillers for German film companies, worked on UK television development projects and for a decade I wrote for A Touch of Frost.

In 2006 I began full length Young Adult series (The Devil’s Breath; Ice Claw; Blood Sun)published by Puffin UK and Delacorte USA – sold in 13 countries. The work was nominated for, among others, the Carnegie Medal, and won the Le Prix Polar Jeunesse.

I have now embarked on an adult historical series set in the 14c and the 100 Years’ War.

The first book – Master of War – will be published in August 2013.

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