David is from Easter Ross, Scotland and has had a few careers, including social work, teaching, systems analysis, painting and decoration and fish packing. These activities have led him to various parts of the Middle East, Latin America, mainland Europe and the Island of Mull. He now lives in London with my wife, Rachel.
His short fiction has appeared in several literary magazines and anthologies, including Stand Magazine, Chapman, Edinburgh Review, New Writing Scotland, News from the Republic of Letters and several editions of Best Short Stories. His first novel, The Truth of Stone, was short-listed for the Saltire ‘Best Scottish First Book’ award. His second novel, The Interpretations was published in June this year. You can read one of his short stories, “Words about Nothing” on our site here, and you can also read the first nine pages, of The Interpretations, plus a few other stories of his on his website davidshawmackenzie.com.