David Savill

novelist and Senior Lecturer

David Savill is a novelist and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at The University of Salford. He is the author of They Are Trying To Break Your Heart (Bloomsbury), winner of the French First Novel prize for the best English Language debut novel, and nominated for the Desmond Elliot prize. He is a former BBC Current Affairs producer and journalist who made investigative programmes for Panorama, This World, Real Story and Radio 4’s Crossing Continents. At the University of Salford, he founded the world’s first Creative Writing Multidiscipline degree, guiding students through courses in writing, media production and podcasting to become the future of creative industries. His current research explores what we can learn about politics and the health of democracy through storytelling.