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 (–) 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 for Judge Dredd Magazine 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).
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). He won the Page International Screenwriting Award in 2007.
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.
David 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.’
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