David Whitehouse

Novelist and writer for film and television

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Biography

David's first novel, BED, was published in summer 2011 by Canongate in the UK and Scribner in the US, and is now being developed as a film by Film4/Duck Soup. It won the To Hell with Prizes award 2011, The Betty Trask Award 2012 and was long listed for The Desmond Elliot Prize. His second novel, Mobile Library was published by Picador in2015, and won the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize. It is beingdeveloped for TV by Channel 4/Duck Soup. His 3rd novel, The Long Forgotten, will be published by Picador in March 2018.

David has a number of television projects in development, including the comedies Recovery and Dinosaur, both with Hat Trick, and the drama Protection, with Slim Film & TV. He is also developing a comedy drama In Bloom with Rebecca Lucy Taylor of the band Slow Club.

David has written for The Guardian and The Times, and is Editor-at-Large of ShortList magazine. His journalism has won awards from The Times, the Evening Standard, the PTA and the PTC.

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