The Writers of Wales Database


67 Blackoak Road, Cyncoed, Cardiff, CF23 6QU.
Tel: (029) 2075 5504

Poet, editor, storyteller, teacher and broadcaster. Born in London and has lived in Cardiff for over thirty years. David taught English in seven high schools. He has contributed to anthologies from Puffin, Macmillan, Oxford, Heinemann, Mary Glasgow and Hodder and been editor of anthologies from Heinemann and Oxford University Press. He won the TES Schoolbook of the Year Award in 1992 with Thin Ice (Oxford University Press, 1991).

Selected Publications:
Never Play Leapfrog with a Unicorn (Mammoth, 1997)

Contributed to:
Axed Between the Ears (editor) (Heinemann Educational, 1987)
Earshot (editor) (Heinemann Educational, 1988)
Involved in Poetry (co–writer) (Heinemann Educational, 1989)
Thin Ice (editor) (Oxford University Press, 1991)
Developing Comprehension Skills: Pupil Book (Comprehension Skills) (co–writer) (Heinemann Educational, 1997)
Get It Right! (Heinemann Exam Success) (co-writer) (Heinemann Educational, 1997)
Don’t Make Me Laugh: The Windmill Book of Humorous Stories (editor) (Heinemann Educational, 1998)
Get Real!: The New Windmill Book of Non-fiction (co-editor) (Heinemann Educational, 1999)
Developing Basic Comprehension Skills: Student’s Book (co-writer) (Heinemann Educational, 2000)
Something in the Cupboard: A Collection of Poems (editor) (Heinemann Educational, 2000)
Fifty Strong: Fifty Poems Chosen by Teenagers for Teenagers (editor) (Heinemann Educational, 2005)
Interactive Poetry 11- 14 (co-writer) (Heinemann, 2006)



Eligible Writers on Tour subjects offered:

1. Read and discuss own work
2. Poems and stories to entertain and amuse
3. Creative writing workshops for children, young people and adults 4. Training for teachers in creative writing

AGE RANGE: 8 years to adult