David Evans was born in South Africa. On leaving school he became a newspaper reporter but quit journalism to become an anti-apartheid activist and eventually a member of an underground resistance organisation. This led to his being banned from writing for publication and to five years imprisonment.
Whilst serving his sentence he completed a BA by correspondence then came into exile in Britain. He settled in Merseyside where he helped set up some of the first working class writer’s workshops for residents of Scotland Road and Toxteth. He is now a freelance writer and lecturer.
He has written several plays, including The Reunion , which was staged at Liverpool Playhouse in the eighties and a television version was networked by Yorkshire Television. He has published a number of short stories and has twice been winner in the Ian St James Short Story Competition. His poetry has appeared in several anthologies. A Touch of the Sun is his debut novel and was the winner of the Crocus North West Novel Competition in 2004.