Critically acclaimed author of
No 4 Pickle Street
The Cotoneaster Factor
Miss Woo Country
Curious Things Etc.
The Elephant Box
"He is a natural writer... his writing is vivid, amusing and filled with comic sadness and an awareness of the difficult struggles we all have with our experiences..." Malcolm Bradbury
A bit about Dave
Dave started writing at the age of twelve and has written consistently since. In the 1980’s he studied for an MA at the University of East Anglia under Malcolm Bradbury and went on to lead Fiction Writing Workshops at various university and college sites in and around Bristol for many years. His first novel No. 4 Pickle Street was published in 1988 to critical acclaim.
The Cotoneaster Factor was published in 1990 and Go Gentle in 1991, both well received.
After a publishing (but not a writing) lull, Miss Woo Country came out in 2016, Curious Things Etc in 2017 and Aphrodesia, in 2019. Meanwhile, a novel which had been dormant for some time – The Elephant Box – was finally published as an E Book. All of these novels are available in varying formats through www.davepeak.co.uk
In recent years Dave has been working on a new, two-volume novel: Earthling and Earthling Too. Both volumes are now available in hardback and as e-books.
He continues a fruitful comedy/drama writing collaboration with fellow writer Louise Gethin. Details of all of their joint works are available on the website. These include Endangered Species, a black comedy series of six one hour episodes; Yesterday’s Messiah, a situation comedy of six half-hour episodes; Dead Reckoning, a black comedy-drama of six half-hour episodes; Go Gentle a one-hour black comedy for radio and Three Women, a Corpse and a Porter a thirty-minute darkly-comic stage play.