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David Belbin (born 1958) is an English author primarily of Young Adult Fiction, along with books for both younger and older readers.

He was bornin 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 1994. Since 2002, he has worked part time at Nottingham Trent University, where he runs an MA in Creative Writing.

Belbin's work is known for breaking boundaries and dealing responsibly with difficult social issues that affect teenagers. He first attained success with a number of books for Scholastic's Point Crime series. 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 2000. The series dealt with racism, rape, paedophilia and homosexuality as well as conventional crimes, often of the kind committed by teenagers.

Belbin's best-known book is Love Lessons, which was published in 1998. "It is a full-length novel which examines the machinations and morality of a sexual affair between a male English teacher and a fifteen-year-old female student," Belbin has said. "I wrote the first draft as an adult novel. 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." Denial, published in 2004, deals with a similar theme...a teacher accused of molesting a the first person, and many readers found it even more shocking. His most popular novels this century are Festival (2002) about the Glastonbury Pop Festival, and The Last Virgin (2003) which is a wide ranging book about teenage sexuality: 'The author always chooses to understand rather than condemn. He has written numerous novels about young adults but this is his most outspoken.'

Since the publication of Nicked! in 1999, Belbin has written a string of short novels for 'reluctant' readers, often dealing with the same kind of edgy themes as his full length work. Stray (2006) is about a girl gang and drug dealing, while Shouting At The Stars (2005) about the nervous breakdown of a disabled teenage singer/songwriter is one of many books that reflect Belbin's interest in popular music.

Belbin's fiction for adults reflects many of the same concerns as his work for teenagers, but without the limits dictated by Young Adult Fiction's place in Children's Literature. Witchcraft (Ambit magazine, 1989) is about ritual sexual abuse of children. Different Ways Of Getting Drunk looks at a young woman's experiments with drugs and bisexuality). Vasectomy (Horizon magazine, 2008) shows a philandering Labour MP in the run up to the Iraq war. His first 'adult' novel, The Pretender (Five Leaves) is about literary forgery. He has also written an early guide to eBay and edits the Crime Express series of novellas which features work by both major and emerging crime writers. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages. With cartoonist John Clark (aka Brick) he has produced several comics on social issues for UNICEF including Cry Me A River, about globalisation. In 2004, Belbin organised Turning Point, the UK's first national conference on Young Adult Fiction which featured many significant Young Adult Fiction authors, including Kevin Brooks, Melvyn Burgess, Anne Cassidy, Keith Gray, Graham Marks, Nicola Morgan, Beverley Naidoo and Bali Rai.

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Total Books: 70
What You Don't Know
2012 - What You Don't Know [Bone & Cane 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781906994334
ISBN-10: 1906994331
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Bone  Cane
2012 - Bone Cane (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780753189443
ISBN-10: 0753189445
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Crime Stories
2010 - Crime Stories [Shades Shorts] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780237536183
ISBN-10: 0237536188
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

Der Hochstapler
2010 - Der Hochstapler (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783463405803
ISBN-10: 3463405806

China Girl
2009 - China Girl [gr8reads] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781842996645
ISBN-10: 1842996649

Love Lessons
2009 - Love Lessons (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781905512706
ISBN-10: 1905512708

2006 - Stray [Gr8reads] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781842993811
ISBN-10: 184299381X
Genre: Teen & Young Adult

The eBay Book Essential Tips for Buying and Selling on eBaycouk
2004 - Denial [Bite] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780340873922
ISBN-10: 0340873922
Genre: Teen & Young Adult

2004 - Coma [gr8reads] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781842991978
ISBN-10: 1842991973

2004 - Nicked (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781842991909
ISBN-10: 1842991906

The EBay Book
2004 - The Ebay Book (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781897597439
ISBN-10: 1897597436
Genres: Business & Money, Computers & Technology, Reference

Dead Teachers Don't Talk
2003 - Dead Teachers Don't Talk (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780907123699
ISBN-10: 0907123694
Genre: Children's Books

Boy King
2003 - Boy King [Tudor Flashbacks] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780713663181
ISBN-10: 0713663189
Genre: Children's Books

The Last Virgin
2002 - The Last VIrgin [Bite S.] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780340854839
ISBN-10: 0340854839

High Impact Set C - Gambler
2002 - High Impact Set C - Gambler (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780435214173
ISBN-10: 0435214179

2001 - Harpies (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781842990315
ISBN-10: 1842990314
Genres: Children's Books, Reference, Teen & Young Adult

2001 - Festival [Bite] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780340817469
ISBN-10: 0340817461

2001 - Deadly Inheritance [Spectrum Imprint] (Paperback)Paperback
The Right Moment
2001 - The Right Moment [World War II Flashbacks] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780713654165
ISBN-10: 0713654163
Genre: Children's Books

High Impact Set C Fiction Witness
2001 - High Impact Set C Fiction Witness (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780435215071
ISBN-10: 0435215078
Genre: Children's Books

Beat The Missing Person
2001 - Beat the Missing Person [Spectrum Imprint] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780708995464
ISBN-10: 0708995462
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2001 - Avenging Angel [Spectrum Imprint] (Paperback)Paperback
2000 - Falling for You [Penguin Joint Venture Readers] (Paperback)
2000 - Fallen Angel [Point Crime: The Beat] (Paperback)
2000 - Break Point [Point Crime S.] (Paperback)
2000 - Runaway Train [Surfers] (Paperback)
1999 - Suspects [Point Crime: The Beat S.] (Paperback)
1998 - Victims [Point Crime: The Beat S.] (Paperback)
1998 - Night Shift [Point Crime: The Beat S.] (Paperback)
1997 - Sudden Death [Point Crime: The Beat S.] (Paperback)
1997 - The David Belbin Collection [Point Crime Specials S.] (Paperback)
1997 - The Foggiest [Point - Horror] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1997 - Losers [Point Crime: The Beat S.] (Paperback)
1996 - Dead White Male [Point Crime S.] (Paperback)
1996 - Asking for It [Point Crime: The Beat S.] (Paperback)Paperback
1996 - Smokescreen [Point Crime: The Beat S.] (Paperback)
1995 - Black and Blue [Point Crime: The Beat S.] (Paperback)
1994 - Final Cut [Point Crime] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1994 - Avenging Angel [Point Crime] (Paperback)Paperback
1994 - Deadly Secrets [Point Crime] (Paperback)