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Biography David Bishop is a creative writing lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland. The author of more than twenty published novels and an award-winning screenwriter, he helped found the innovative MA Creative Writing programme at Edinburgh Napier in 2009. David is a founder member of the Creative Writing Studies Organisation, and a member of the Society of Authors (Great Britain), the New Zealand Society of Authors, the Crime Writers' Association and the Historical Writers' Association.

In 2017 he was awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship by Creative Scotland and the Scottish Book Trust. In 2020 his Doctor Who audiobook The Elysian Blade won the Sir Julius Vogel Award for best dramatic presentation. His historical crime novel City of Vengeance (2021) won the NZ Booklovers Award for Best Novel (2022), while The Darkest Sin (2022) won the CWA Historical Dagger Award.

In 2021 he collaborated with with Dr Hope Christie [then the Global Challenges Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh] on Dramatizing Trauma: Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD] through a radio play for the South African township of Khayelitsha. This saw three writers from the MA Creative Writing rpgoramme at Edinburgh Napier University working on the radio play with David Bishop as script editor. The project secured £1200 in public engagement funding from Edinburgh Napier University, while Dr Christie attained funding for latter stages of the project through her Global Challenges Research fellowship.
Research Interests Graphic novels
Genre fiction
New Zealand Gothic
Adaptation studies