David Belbin was born in Sheffield and now lives in Nottingham. He first made his name as a writer of gritty books for young adults, featuring issues such as race, loss of virginity, homosexuality and bullying. His YA novel Student (Five Leaves Publications, 2012) was described by Melvin Burgess as “full of honesty and insight”. David’s crime novel Bone and Cane (Tindal Street Press, 2011) topped the Amazon Kindle charts, and his follow-up book, What You Don't Know, was published in January 2012. His work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages.