Dave Cousins

Dave Cousins


Abandoning childhood plans to be an astronaut, Dave Cousins went to art college, joined a band and was nearly famous! The first stories he wrote were for his own football comic—years later The Floodlight Man was featured on BBC Radio Five Live, read by Dave himself.

Dave's books have been hailed as "teen realism with action, humour and heart."

The first Charlie Merrick's Misfits adventureFouls, Friends & Football” (May 2014) has been described as "football Tom Gates style" and saw Dave return to his first love: drawing and writing about the beautiful game. The next instalment, Charlie Merrick's Misfits in I’m a Nobody, Get Me Out of Here! (June 2015) finds the gang heading off to summer football camp only to find themselves stranded on a bushcraft survival training course instead!

When not creating stories in his attic, Dave travels extensively visiting schools, libraries and book festivals across the UK and abroad. He is also a member of UK author collective, the Edge.

Books by Dave Cousins featured in Pop Up Education programmes

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