David's first television sitcom script, The Hated Chef, co-written with Michael Holden, was optioned by Bwark Productions in 2011.
His debut novel, Bed, was published in the UK in June 2011 by Canongate and has since been published in 14 territories worldwide. It was the winner of The Betty Trask Award 2012 and the To Hell With Prizes Award 2011. The book has been optioned for film by Warp Films and Film 4.
His first short film script, The Archivist, was produced by Warp Films and the BBC and opened the BBC Electric Proms in 2008. It screened at film festivals from Seattle to Italy. His second short film script, Ending, is scheduled to go into production in Autumn 2012, produced by Sigma Films.
As part of the Hobo Film Company with director James Lees, David has written and produced online advertising campaigns for clients like Bacardi and Samsung. His journalism has appeared in The Guardian, Sunday Times Style, The Independent, The Observer Magazine and many more publications and has won awards from The Times, The Evening Standard, The PPA and The PTC.
David is currently working on his second novel, Mobile Library, which he also intends to adapt for film.