Growing up as a voracious reader in Hertfordshire, Keren David had two ambitions: to write a book and to live in London. Several decades on, she has achieved both. She was distracted by journalism, starting out at 18 as a messenger girl, then working as a reporter, news editor, features editor and feature writer for national newspapers and magazines, she's currently associate editor at the Jewish Chronicle. She has lived in Glasgow and Amsterdam, where in eight years she learned enough Dutch to order coffee and buy fruit and vegetables. She returned to London in 2007 with her husband and two children, and started writing YA books, her first, When I Was Joe (2010) won multiple awards. She's adapting her romantic comedy Lia's Guide to Winning the Lottery into a musical.
Her latest book, What We're Scared Of is about anti-Jewish racism in the UK.
She has two black cats, Wilbur and Dexter who used to live next door but adopted her family when their owner moved to a cat-free flat.