David Dyer

David Dyer grew up on the South Coast of NSW and after leaving school studied nautical science and became an officer in the merchant marine. He then studied arts and law at Sydney University and practised law in both Sydney and London. For several years he worked at Hill Taylor Dickinson, the London legal practice whose parent firm represented the Titanic’s owners in 1912. It was during this time that he first considered writing a book about the curious affair of the Californian, the ship that watched the Titanic sink and did nothing to help.

In 2002, David returned to Australia, completed a Diploma of Education and began teaching English at Kambala in Sydney. He travelled the world researching the ‘Californian incident’ and in 2012 visited the Titanic disaster site itself in mid-Atlantic. In 2014, he was awarded a Doctorate in Creative Arts by the University of Technology, Sydney. The Midnight Watch, his first novel, was published in 2016 to wide acclaim in the US, UK and Australia.