David Bishop

David Bishop

Mr David Bishop

Lecturer T&R

Biography

David Bishop is programme leader for Creative Writing at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland. The author of 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 member of the Society of Authors and the Crime Writers' Association. He is a trustee of the Cymera Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Writing. 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.

In 2021 he is collaborating with with Dr Hope Christie [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 Covid-secure project sees a a community of three writers from the MA Creative Writing at Edinburgh Napier University working on the radio play, with David Bishop as script editor for the project, working directly the writers and co-ordinating with Dr Hope Christie. The project has secured £1200 in public engagement funding from Edinburgh Napier University, while Dr Christie has secured funding for latter stages of the project through her Global Challenges Research fellowship.

Events

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Steering Committee for Society of Authors' Comics Creators Network
  • Higher Education Committee of the National Association of Writers in Education
  • Trustee for CYMERA: Scotland’s Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Writing
  • Manuscrpt consultant for Grub Street [US non-profit organization]
  • Advisor for graphic novels strand at Edinburgh International Book Festival

 

Conference Activity

  • Chairing panels at NAWE 2021 conference
  • Organised academic strand at Cymera 2019
  • Panel chairing at Crime Fiction(s): Victorian and Neo-Victorian Narratives of Crime and Punishment conference
  • AWP 2015 Panel: When Words Collide—How Creative Writing Programs Address Popular Fiction
  • Challenging the writing sample: a new approach to admissions for postgraduate creative writing

 

Editorial Activity

  • Mentoring student writinng script for We Shall Fight Until We Win graphic fiction anthology
  • Mentored student writing abortion rights comic 'Life' for Engender website

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner MA Writing at Liverpool John Moores University

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Longlisted for Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Award 2021
  • Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Dramatic Presentation - 'Doctor Who: The Elysian Blade'
  • Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship

 

Invited Speaker

  • Guest speaker at Scots Write conference 2017
  • Guest speaker on screenwriting for animation
  • Guest speaker on writing comics

 

Media Activity

  • Guest on BBC Radio 5 Live
  • Interview profile in the New Zealand Herald newspaper and website
  • Interview in The Listener Magazine [New Zealand]
  • Interview for the Books From Scotland website
  • Interview in Tripwire Magazine
  • Guest on The Bestseller Experiment Podcast Episode 304
  • Literary Review reviews 'City of Vengeance'
  • Lancashire Evening Post reviews City of Vengeance
  • Evening Standard reviews 'City of Vengeance'
  • Live interview on Oban FM
  • Interview with Crime Watch fiction website
  • Guest on The Doctor Will See You Now YouTube channel
  • Guest on the Blythe Tapes YouTube Channel
  • YouTube tutorial on Comic Book Editing

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Historical Writers' Assocation
  • Founding member of Creative Writing Studies Organization
  • Edinburgh Napier University Teaching Fellow
  • Society of Authors
  • Crime Writers' Assocation

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Character building for series workshop, Granite Noir 2021
  • The Bestseller Experiment #304 podcast
  • Scottish Field podcast
  • True Crime Fiction podcast
  • Crime Fiction Friday podcast
  • Guest speaker for the Sunday Writers' Club
  • Guest on the Page One Podcast, Season 7 Episode 5
  • Plotting your story workshop, Cymera 2020
  • Plotting your story workshop, Cymera 2019
  • Building your writing career, Cymera 2019
  • X-Band: The Phantom #117 podcast
  • The Bestseller Experiment #189 podcast
  • The Bestseller Experiment #197 podcast
  • Mentoring New Writer Awardee for Scottish Book Trust
  • Mega-City Book Club #56 podcast
  • Working Comics podcast
  • Plotting Your Novel workshops at Storycon 2018
  • Graphic novels workshop at HM Prison Low Moss
  • Graphic Novel workshops at Wigtown, August 2018
  • 2000AD Thrillcast [Feb 2017] podcast
  • Mega-City Book Club #25 podcast
  • Geek's Guide to the Galaxy #267 podcast
  • Mega-City Book Club #49 podcast
  • Book Week Scotland - Library Love Falkirk podcast
  • Workshop for EIBF's ReimagiNation Festival in Cumbernauld
  • 11.22.63 Podcast [October 2016]
  • Writing workshop at HMP Glenochil
  • Primatech Files Podcast
  • Launched the graphic novels collection at Greenock Public Library

 

Date


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D. V. Bishop on deception and lies in his explosive debut historical thriller, City of Vengeance

Other
Bishop, D. (2021)
D. V. Bishop on deception and lies in his explosive debut historical thriller, City of Vengeance. https://www.panmacmillan.com/blogs/crime-thriller/d-v-bishop-city-of-vengeance
D. V. Bishop’s thriller City of Vengeance is set in sixteenth-century Florence, a city of intrigue, lies and political machinations. Here he discusses the lies men tell in the...

City of Vengeance

Book
Bishop, D. (2021)
City of Vengeance. London: Pan Macmillan
Florence. Winter, 1536. A prominent Jewish moneylender is murdered in his home, a death with wide implications in a city powered by immense wealth. Cesare Aldo, a former sold...

Walking in the footsteps of Florentine history

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Bishop, D. (2021)
Walking in the footsteps of Florentine history. http://www.historiamag.com/walking-footsteps-florentine-history/
DV Bishop tells Historia how valuable it is to get your feet on the street when doing historical research, as he found while writing his novel, City of Vengeance, set in Flore...

‘World’s long on academics, Morse, but woeful short of good detectives’: Lewis, Hathaway and Endeavour: The changing roles of Colin Dexter’s sidekick

Book Chapter
Bishop, D. (in press)
‘World’s long on academics, Morse, but woeful short of good detectives’: Lewis, Hathaway and Endeavour: The changing roles of Colin Dexter’s sidekick. In L. Andrew, & S. Saunders (Eds.), The Detective's Companion in Crime Fiction: A Study in Sidekicks. London: Palgrave Macmillan
Bishop offers the first comprehensive analysis of the many variations of sidekick found in Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse novels, and in the three television drama series base...

An alternative to the peer review workshop

Presentation / Conference
Bishop, D. (2019, November)
An alternative to the peer review workshop. Paper presented at National Association of Writers in Education 2019 Conference, York, United Kingdom
The peer review workshop has been called ‘the signature pedagogy’ of creative writing as an academic discipline. This presentation offers an alternative to that model. David B...

An alternative to the peer review workshop

Presentation / Conference
Bishop, D. (2019, November)
An alternative to the peer review workshop. Paper presented at National Association of Writers in Education 2019 Conference, York, UK
The peer review workshop has been called ‘the signature pedagogy’ of creative writing as an academic discipline. This presentation offers an alternative to that model. David B...

How to write a novel – four fiction writers on Danielle Steel’s insane working day

Other
Bishop, D. (2019)
How to write a novel – four fiction writers on Danielle Steel’s insane working day. https://theconversation.com/how-to-write-a-novel-four-fiction-writers-on-danielle-steels-insane-working-day-117155
How to write a novel – four fiction writers on Danielle Steel’s insane working day - article written Sarah Corbett - Lecturer in Creative Writing, Lancaster University; David ...

Doctor Who: The Elysian Blade

Digital Artefact
Bishop, D. (2019)
Doctor Who: The Elysian Blade. [Digital download / CD]
An original adventure for the Second Doctor and his companions, Jamie and Victoria. Fleeing from the rising tide on a distant planet, the Doctor and his friends meet the survi...

An alternative to the peer review workshop for creative writing

Presentation / Conference
Bishop, D. (2018, October)
An alternative to the peer review workshop for creative writing. Paper presented at Creative Writing Studies Conference 2018
David Bishop presents an alternative to the workshop model, reprogramming the simulator of creative writing to avoid no-win scenarios. He examines how the Edinburgh Napier Uni...

Comic: Red Zone [Fantomen 17/2017]

Other
Bishop, D. (2017)
Comic: Red Zone [Fantomen 17/2017]
A comic written for publisher Egmont, illustrated by artist Rafael Ruiz. Originally published in Swedish, it was reprinted in English by Frew Comics in Australia.

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