David Rose was born in 1949, living outside west London, between Windsor and Richmond. He spent his working life in the Post Office. His debut story was published in the Literary Review, and since then he has been widely published by small presses in the UK and Canada. He was joint owner and fiction editor of Main Street Journal. In a review of his first novel, Vault (Salt), the Guardian wrote that his prose is ‘sinewy and spare’ and that the author has a ‘gift for creating scenes that embed in the memory’.