David Long

Author

About David Long

David Long writes for adults and children and specialises in history. As a journalist he has written for the Times, Sunday Times, and London Evening Standard as well as for magazines in Britain and abroad. He is an award-winning ghostwriter and one of his own books was voted Blue Peter Book of the Year 2017.

Who is your favourite children’s illustrator?

Ronald Searle and Sir Quentin Blake.

Which books inspire you?

The most inspirational books are the ones which sneak historical facts into the brain by disguising them as entertainment.

Recent activity

David Long and Andy Rowland
Out now! Ancient World Magnified by David Long, illustrated by Andy Rowland. Published by Wide Eyed Editions.
6 months ago
David Long and Andy Rowland
Out now! Ancient World Magnified by David Long, illustrated by Andy Rowland. Published by Wide Eyed Editions.
7 months ago
David Long and Simon Tyler
Out now! The World's Most Magnificent Machines by David Long, illustrated by Simon Tyler. Published by Faber & Faber.
1 year ago
David Long and Sam Kalda
Out now! When Darwin Sailed the Sea by David Long, illustrated by Sam Kalda. Published by Wide Eyed Editions.
1 year ago
David Long
"The perfect book for any child who has ever looked up at the moon and wondered what it might be like to go there." https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/9781786030917/isbn/When-We-Walked-on-the-Moon-by-David-Long.html … @QuartoKids
1 year ago
World Storytelling Day
Heroes by David Long and Kerry Hyndman from Faber & Faber is brilliant!
1 year ago
International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
Discover Jet the Rescue Dog by David Long and Peter Bailey. Published by Faber & Faber.
1 year ago
Ernest Shackleton (Birthday)
Happy birthday to Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton, born on this day 1874. Discover Survivors by David Long and Kerry Hyndman. Published by Faber & Faber.
1 year ago