Dave Rudden is the author of the award-winning Knights of the Borrowed Dark trilogy, as well as the upcoming Doctor Who anthology Twelve Angels Weeping with BBC Books. He enjoys peril, good beard maintenance, and being cruel to fictional young people.
We caught up with Dave at Smock Alley Theatre for a chat about what it’s like writing for Doctor Who, how he handles darkness in his work for young people, and teen readers who are cooler than he is. You can hear more from him at
his schools’ event ‘How to End the World,’ where readers aged 10+ can expect a tour of fiction’s favourite apocalypses, along with tips on how to create and destroy a fictional world of their own. Find out more here.