David Gilman (writer)

David Gilman is an English television screen writer and novelist.

Before becoming a writer, Gilman was previously a fire-fighter, professional photographer and a soldier in the Parachute Regiment's Reconnaissance Platoon. He was educated in Wales and worked for some time as a marketing manager for a publishing company in South Africa.[1] Early jobs included forestry work, JCB driver and window dresser.

He became a full-time writer in 1986. His Danger Zone series has been published in 15 countries.[citation needed] The first in the series was long listed for the CILIP Carnegie Medal[citation needed] and won the French Prix Polar Jeunesse.[citation needed] In 2017, The Last Horseman was on the shortlist for the Wilbur Smith Adventure awards.[2] His book for young children, Monkey and Me, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal.[3]

As a TV screen writer, Gilman was a principal writer on A Touch of Frost from 2000 to 2009. He also did some writing for Dalziel and Pascoe.[4]

He currently lives in Devon with his wife Suzy Chiazzari.[citation needed]


Danger Zone

Master of War

Other Books

  • The Last Horseman (2016)
  • Night Flight to Paris (2018)
  • The Englishman (2020)


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