David Barnett is an author and award-winning journalist. He was born in Wigan in 1970 and has worked in regional newspapers since he was 19 years old. He is currently Assistant Editor (Content) at the Telegraph & Argus in Bradford, West Yorkshire, following a 23 year career in newspapers, predominantly as a writer/editorial manager for regional newspapers.

As of December 2011 he had signed up with Tor books in New York to write three novels in a steampunk/alternative Victorian series, in a deal brokered by his agent John Jarrold.

He is the author of  HINTERLAND (2005) and ANGELGLASS (2007 – described by the Guardian as “stunning”), both published by Immanion Press. Forthcoming in 2009 from Immanion is THE JANUS HOUSE AND OTHER TWO-FACED TALES, while Pendragon Press published popCULT! in June 2011. He is married to Claire, also an award-winning journalist, and they have two children, Charlie and Alice.



Out now! – GIDEON SMITH AND THE MECHANICAL GIRL (UK edition – Snowbooks)

Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon

Published by Tor Books (US) and Snowbooks (UK) on...September 16th, 2014
It's here! Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon!

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What books did David read in 2014?

(dates refer to completion date)

1) THE BLACK VEIL AND OTHER TALES OF SUPERNATURAL SLEUTHS, ed. Mark Valentine (Wordsworth Editions) - 5th January

2) GOD'S WAR by Kameron Hurley (Del Rey) - 14th January

3) ADRIFT IN THE SEA OF RAINS by Ian Sales (Whippleshield) - 15th January

4) THE EYE WITH WHICH THE UNIVERSE BEHOLDS ITSELF by Ian Sales (Whippleshield) - 16th January

5) THE LOVE DETECTIVE by Alexandra Potter (Hodder) - 20th January

6) THE GOLEM by Gustav Meyrink (Dedalus) - 27th January

7) BABY DRIVER by Jan Kerouac (St Martin's Press) - 30th January

8) THE SUICIDE EXHIBITION by Justin Richards (Del Rey) - 7th February

9) BLACKBIRDS by Chuck Wendig (Angry Robot) - 10th February

10) LIBRIOMANCER by Jim C Hines (Del Rey) - 14th February

11) THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir (Del Rey) - 20th February

12) BLACK MOON by Kenneth Calhoun (Hogarth) - 22nd February

13) DARK VISION by Debbie Johnson (Del Rey) - 28th February

14) THE HYDROGEN SONATA by Iain M Banks (Orbit) - 13th March

15) MAPP AND LUCIA by EF Benson (Prion) - 14th March

16) NOD by Adrian Barnes (Bluemoose) - 16th March

17) CORNISH TALES by Eric Quayle and Michael Foreman (Mabecron) - 19th March

18) THE THREE by Sarah Lotz (Hodder) - 26th March

19) STILL BLEEDING by Steve Mosby

20) STAY CLOSE by Harlsn Coben

21) LITTLE WONDER by Jack Feerick

22) TIGERMAN by Nick Harkaway (Heinemann)

23) A BOOK OF HORRORS Ed Stephen Jones (Jo Fletcher Books) - 2nd May

24) STARDUST by Neil Gaiman (Headline) - 7th May


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