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He was born in Sheffield , Yorkshire and has lived in Nottingham since attending the University of Nottingham where he earned a degree in English Literature and American Studies. After university, he taught English and Media Studies in Nottingham before becoming a full-time writer in Since , he has worked part-time at Nottingham Trent University, where he teaches Creative Writing.
Belbin began his career by writing Young Adult Fiction, where his work is known for breaking boundaries and dealing responsibly with difficult social issues that affect teenagers.
One of these, Avenging Angel, led to his own popular series, The Beat, which followed a group of young police officers through their two-year probationary period, culminating in the adult novel length Fallen Angel in The series dealt with racism, rape, paedophilia and homosexuality as well as conventional crimes, often of the kind committed by teenagers.
The young-adult version took me nearly ten years and a brave editor to get right, but it turned out to be a better book for it. He has written numerous novels about young adults but this is his most outspoken.
Witchcraft Ambit magazine, is about ritual sexual abuse of children. He has also written an early guide to eBay and edited the Crime Express series of novellas which features work by both major and emerging crime writers.
He chairs the company that successfully bid for Nottingham to become a Unesco City of Literature ,  the city receiving the award  in December, The same year saw his novel "Student", which chronicles the undergraduate years of a young woman in Nottingham and has been described as belonging to the emerging New-adult fiction genre.
Love Lessons (novel)
Plot summary[ edit ] The story revolves around a girl called Prudence "Prue" King who lives with her bossy, often scary dad who loses his temper very easily, a sweet yet pressured mother and an immature but kindhearted younger sister, Grace. Her dad is very temperamental and he gets mad on silly things like art classes for Prue and he thinks going to school is an absurd idea. He insists on educating Prue and Grace himself while running a not so successful book shop. After much grumbling her father reluctantly decides to send her to Maths tuition but not to school. When her father finds this out it brings on a stroke. Prue and Grace go to their new school and find it a slightly scary place. Prue meets the school art teacher, Mr Raxberry "Rax" as everyone calls him and develops a crush on him.
Books by David Belbin