David Storey was born in July 1933 in Wakefield, Yorkshire.
He is a Fellow of University College, London. His plays include The Restoration of Arnold Middleton (1967), The Contractor (1969), Home (1970) and The Changing Room (1972), all of which won the New York Critics Best Play of the Year Award.
His first novel, This Sporting Life, was published in 1960. It won the Macmillan Fiction Award and was adapted as a film starring Richard Harris. His other novels include Flight into Camden (1960), Radcliffe (1963), and Pasmore (1972) which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1972. His seventh novel, Saville (1976), won the Booker Prize in 1976.
David Storey lives in London.