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David Belbin

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
English

Role

Dr David Belbin teaches on the English with Creative Writing BA and the MA in Creative Writing where he runs a module on Children's and Young Adult Fiction. He teaches on The Art of Writing undergraduate module and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate creative writing dissertations.

Dr Belbin specialises in fiction, particularly Crime and Young Adult Fiction. He also has a strong interest in comics and graphic novels.

You can find Dr Belbin on Twitter and also via his website.

Career overview

Dr Belbin is the author of more than thirty novels for young adults and many short stories for adults and younger readers. His work has been translated into twenty-five languages. In 2004, he organised Turning Point, the UK's first national conference on Young Adult Fiction.

Since co-editing Stanley Middleton At Eighty with NTU Emeritus Professor John Lucas in 1999, Dr Belbin has edited and written an introduction for a new edition of Middleton's second novel, Harris's Requiem (1960) published by Trent Editions. He also edits crime fiction for Five Leaves Publications, having edited the anthology City Of Crime and the Crime Express series of long stories, with books by Stephen Booth, Rod Duncan and CWA Diamond Dagger winning crime novelist, John Harvey.

Dr Belbin edited the Young Adult crime novel A Beautiful Place For Murder by double Carnegie award winning author, Berlie Doherty. His first adult novel, 'The Pretender' was published in 2008 and has been translated into German, Hebrew and Italian. Since 2011 he has published three novels in the Bone and Cane sequence about Crime and Politics, most recently ‘The Great Deception’. ‘Provenance’, his New and Collected short stories, was published in 2016.

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Research areas

Dr Belbin is available to assist in the supervision of PhD projects in creative writing, especially fiction. Further information regarding postgraduate study towards an MPhil/PhD may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

Sponsors and collaborators

Current and recent work is being conducted with the collaboration, funding and / or support of:

Publications

Provenance: new and collected stories, Belbin D, 2016, Nottingham, Shoestring Press

The Great Deception, Belbin D, 2015, Glasgow, Freight Books

What You Don't Know. Belbin D, 2012, Birmingham, Tindal Street Press

Student. Belbin D, 2012, Nottingham, Five Leaves Publications

Secret Gardens. Belbin D, 2011, Nottingham, Five Leaves Publications

The Pretender. Belbin D, 2008, Nottingham, Five Leaves Publications

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