I was brought up on the notorious Bransholme Estate, Hull, as one of five children. I started learning martial arts at the age of six and was a Black Belt by the age of fourteen. I now work in a law firm, producing a stream of highly-charged gangster thrillers in my spare time.
This is what the managing editor of Night Publishing said about me:
'Danny Birch is a Nick Hornby of the streets, managing to raise tears of laughter, anger and sadness, sometimes all in the same sentence, amid breath-taking displays of absolute human decency and of degrading, gut-churning violence. He is one of the first writers of the Facebook / Twitter age, and definitely a writer to follow', Tim Roux, author of 'The Dance of the Pheasodile' and 'Missio'.