Dave Roberts has been one of those annoying bike couriers, a security guard, a Civil Servant, a KFC chef who was fired for trying to steal a sample of the secret recipe and a train driver - all before reaching 20. After that, he settled for a career in advertising, which never really hit any heights.
His first book, e-luv: an internet romance came out in 2006 and was followed by The Bromley Boys, which is now being made into a film, two years later. Next up was 32 Programmes in 2011, which was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award. His fourth book, Sad Men came out in 2014.
His loves (aside from his family) include Bromley Football Club, the music of Saint Etienne, Eastenders and golden retrievers.
His favourite books are Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene, The Adventures of Goodnight & Loving by Leslie Thomas, Rain Men by Marcus Berkmann and anything by Guy Burgess. More recently, The Drowning of Arthur Braxton by Caroline Smailes and One Day by David Nicholls.
He currently lives in Connecticut, USA but hopes to come home to England someday.