Bishop, David

Bishop, David

Information

residence
Overseas
Primary publisher
Pan McMillan

In Brief

David Bishop is a freelance screenwriter and author based in the United Kingdom. He has worked as a journalist, an editor for Judge Dredd Magazine and 2000AD, and a creative writing lecturer. Bishop has published numerous books, audio books, and works for the screen. He was winner of Best Short Screenplay at the Leith Film Festival, Edinburgh (2010) and the Page International Screenwriting Award (2007). He has also been dramatist for two BBC plays, Legacy (2010) and Island Blue: Ronald (2006).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bishop, David (1966 - ) is a freelance screenwriter and author based in the United Kingdom. Prior to this he worked for the Daily News and The New Zealand Herald as a journalist, and he was editor of Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000AD. Bishop has also worked as a lecturer in Creative Writing at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland.

David Bishop’s published works include: The Complete Fiends of the Eastern Front (Rebellion Books, 2010); Thrill-Power Overload (Rebellion Books, 2009); The Complete Inspector Morse (Reynolds & Hearn, 2009); A Massacre in Marienburg (Black Library, 2008); The Domino Effect (BBC Books, 2003); Starring Michael Caine (Reynolds & Hearn, 2003); Amorality Tale (BBC Books, 2002); and Bright Lights, Baked Ziti: The Sopranos Programme Guide (Virgin Books, 2001).

In 2007, he won the PAGE International Screenwriting Award in the short film category for his script Danny's Toys, and was a finalist in the 2009 PAGE Awards with his script The Woman Who Screamed Butterflies.

In 2008, he appeared on 23 May edition of the BBC One quiz show The Weakest Link, beating eight other contestants to win more than £1500 in prize money.

He was winner of Best Short Screenplay at the Leith Film Festival, Edinburgh (2010). He was a finalist at the Page International Screenwriting Awards, Los Angeles (2009) and a finalist for the Red Planet Prize, London (2009). David Bishop has written for television, including episodes of TV drama series Doctors. He has been dramatist for two BBC plays, Legacy (2010) and Island Blue: Ronald (2006). He is also the author of 14 fictional audio books, published on CD.

Bishop’s other book-length fiction titles are: A Murder in Marienburg (Black Library, 2007); Fiends of the Rising Sun (Black Flame, 2007); Twilight of the Dead (Black Flame, 2006); The Blood Red Army (Black Flame, 2006); Honour Be Damned (Black Flame, 2006); Operation Vampyr (Black Flame, 2005); Suffer The Children (Black Flame, 2005); Imperial Black (Black Flame, 2005); The Strangelove Gambit (Black Flame, 2005); Empire of Death (BBC Books, 2004); Bad Moon Rising (Black Flame, 2004); Kingdom of the Blind ( Black Flame, 2004); Who Killed Kennedy (Virgin Books, 1996) Silencer ( Virgin Books, 1994); Cursed Earth Asylum (Virgin Books, 1993); and The Salvage Amusement (Virgin Books, 1993).

James R. Cain, in a review of Suffer The Children, wrote ‘Bishop did a great job of capturing the feel of the Elm Street genre, and Krueger is as terrible in this book as he is on film…Bishop did a fine job of writing a solid story that will come up to the expectations of the Elm Street fans. This is a good horror book.’

As D. V. Bishop, he writes the Cesare Aldo mysteries set in Renaissance Florence. The first in the series, City of Vengeance, was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize, and global bestselling author David Baldacci called it 'a first-class historical thriller... a tour-de-force.' Bishop was awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship while writing City of Vengeance. The novel won the Pitch Perfect competition at the Bloody Scotland international crime fiction festival, and was a Sunday Times Crime Club Pick of the Week in the UK. The second Cesare Aldo mystery, The Darkest Sin, was published by Pan Macmillan in March 2022.

MEDIA LINKS AND CLIPS

• David Bishop’s blog
• David Bishop's Wikipedia page
Who Killed Kennedy: A Doctor Who eBook by David Bishop

Updated April 2022.