David Whitehouse

David Whitehouse is the author of Mobile Library and Bed, winner of the 2012 Betty Trask Prize and published in eighteen countries. He has several TV and film projects in development with Film4, Warp, the BBC, and others. In the UK, he writes regularly for the Guardian and The Times and is currently the Editor-at-Large of ShortList magazine.

Books by this Author

Mobile Library


BED: A Novel by David Whitehouse

A darkly funny and surprisingly tender debut novel about two brothers, one of whom refuses to leave his bed on his 25th birthday.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Bed.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Batman.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. My propensity to appear sad.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. In no order, Suzanne by Nina Simone, The Tourist by Radiohead, Castles Made of Sand by Jimi Hendrix and two more I can never decide on.

David Whitehouse on the Web