David Sanger was born in Maidstone in 1984. He has previously worked for Faber & Faber and Scholastic Children's Books. He studied acting at LAMDA before reading English at King's College London and has written for Sofilm Magazine. He has lived in Berlin and London, and is currently based in Kent.

David's debut novel - described as "David Lynch for the 1800's" where an enigmatic stranger unearths a small town's secrets - published by Quercus as their lead fiction title in April 2016, it was given 5 stars and charted at number 2 in Heat Magazine.