David Noone is an Irish author born beneath a Dublin sky on a Friday night in June. At 14 he was first admitted for what would become a continuous series of psychiatric hospital admissions to receive treatment for Recurrent Depressive Disorder consequently receiving a secondary diagnosis of Schizoid Personality Disorder. Despite this, he began writing professionally one year later as a music journalist for the arts revue Stage Left as well as well as contributing other non-music related articles to a number of regional newspapers. Noone, having little access to formal education within the confines of the hospital, immersed himself in the works of Poe, Camus, Baudelaire, and Rimbaud whilst listening to the music of The Virgin Prunes, Throbbing Gristle, and The Birthday Party.
He continued working in and around the arts world from standing in as front of house in the Focus Theatre to becoming known as the bloke in the suit with a hangover every day of the week in The Ranelagh Arts Centre bookshop to serving drinks at various art galleries throughout the city. Over the course of this period Noone had several poems published in a number of literary journals and acted as lead singer and songwriter for his bands Poppy and David Noone and The Night Porters as well as touring Britain and Ireland with his solo show David Noone sings Nick Cave.
He shares a small house, hidden beneath the shadows of obscurantism, with a grimalkin who knows more than she's willing to say.
His first novel Saint of the City published by Murder Slim Press may reflect some of these events though it may not