As part of QUEERGURU’S quest researching the hotbed of queer East London, we came across Justin David as he was just launching his debut novel with a title we would have loved for our own memoir HE’S DONE EVER SO WELL FOR HIMSELF. A self-proclaimed working-class queer writer Justin is also a photographer, publisher and full-time teacher.
He’s passionate about living in Dalston with his partner Nathan Evans with whom he has formed Inkandescent a new publishing imprint to nurture and produce the work of up and coming writers. He called us via Facetime from his bedroom and although we discussed many things, I foolishly failed to ask him if the rope so prominently displayed behind him was part of another passion. Maybe next time.