Roger Davenport

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I came to writing after careers as actor, advertising executive and theatre manager. In that journey, there was an appearance in DR WHO (the Peter Davison Years), and amongst my TV writing credits are episodes of ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL, BERGERAC, and THE BILL. My books for young people have been published by The Bodley Head, Bloomsbury, Red Fox, Scholastic, The Oxford University Press, and now Skyhorse.  A return to acting began with a part in the Granada Kids series, “My Parents are Aliens” ...

I am married to the actress Joanna McCallum and we live in Chiswick, London. We have two children, Alexandra and Harry.

What we call progress is the exchange of one inconvenience for another.

   Havelock Ellis

“Every so often, and it is not that often, I come across a new writer who moves me so much that I feel as if I have entirely entered his or her world. This is the case with the
haunting new talent of Roger Davenport, whose ONLOOKER (Bodley Head) is riveting reading …
A wonderfully evocative book”  
Anthony Masters,
Birmingham Post

  OUT OF THE    ORDINARY    (Onlooker)
“... an ending which is stark, disconcerting and moving … Roger Davenport’s future books should be well worth waiting for.”
    Times Literary  Supplement
Photograph by Lucin Marshall
Photograph by Lucin Marshall
My latest book is WANDERER, published by Sky Pony Press in 2013
My latest book is WANDERER, published by Sky Pony Press in 2013