DAVID K.BARNES is a writer and dramaturg known for his stage plays and audio dramas.  Born and raised in Portsmouth, he relocated in 2006 to study Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh, where he began a long association with the Edinburgh University Theatre Company at Bedlam Theatre.

He then completed the Traverse Theatre’s Young Writers Programme, after which he embarked on the MA in Writing for Performance at Goldsmith’s, University of London, graduating with a Distinction in 2013. He began work as a reader on the Papatango Theatre Company’s New Writing Prize (2014, 2015, 2017).

He is the creator of the audio sitcom WOODEN OVERCOATS (2015-2018), a recipient of the Silver Award for Best Fiction Podcast at the British Podcast awards in 2017 and was nominated for the Prix Europa Prize for Best Digital Audio Production in 2018.