A writer / burger flipper trapped in Cowtown, Alberta, since 2016. Prior to that I lived in Sendai, Japan, for eight years, where I taught English on and off.
I grew up in Stamford, Lincolnshire in the UK, and attended university at Royal Holloway, University of London. I graduated first class honours in Media Arts, majoring in screenwriting and writing my dissertation on Japanese history/cinema.
I am not the David Kirk who writes the Little Miss Spider series of children's books, apologies if you've come here looking for them.
In terms of simply inspiring me to pick up a pen and try my hand at writing, probably Terry Pratchett and Bernard Cornwell are the most important two (albeit only to write terrible Discworld / Sharpe knock-offs back in my early teens)
In terms of writers I admire above others, I would say Cormac McCarthy, Kurt Vonnegut, David Mitchell, David Peace…