David North is a writer from Cornwall who now lives in County Leitrim, Ireland. He graduated from Atlantic Technological University Sligo in 2022, where he studied the Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Writing and Literature.
His writing deals with life, love and death in rural working-class towns and villages. He is influenced by the writing of Flannery O’Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Flann O’Brien, and screenwriter/directors Shane Meadows, Mark Jenkin, and Akira Kurosawa.
David has been many things in his life including truck mechanic, art mover, tree surgeon and rock star (failed).
Most recently, David's story 'A Flower From Hornick Hill' was published in A New Ulster, it can be read online here. . He also has work published in the October 2023 issue of Sage Cigarettes Magazine and the October 2022 issue of The Honest Ulsterman. Read online here.
In 2021 David co-hosted an episode of a live literary event in Sligo called The Word and interviewed published writer Una Mannion. In 2022 he completed a series of interviews for online magazine Wild Eden.
He is currently writing a screenplay for a television drama set in Cornwall, a feature film set in Sligo and a collection of short stories.