David S. Wills founded Beatdom in the summer of 2007, just after graduating from the University of Dundee. Since then he has remained the magazine’s editor, while working and travelling around the world. He has run a bookshop in South Korea, lectured in China, and currently makes cider in Cambodia.
In 2011 his first novel, The Dog Farm, was released by Beatdom Books, followed by Scientologist! William S. Burroughs and the ‘Weird Cult’ in 2013. Shortly afterwards, he self-published a book of short stories, called “6 Stories”.
David’s favourite Beat figure is William S. Burroughs, whom on certain dark nights he is said to resemble. His favourite book varies from day to day, and is often said to be Hunter S. Thompson’s The Rum Diary, Charles Bukowski’s Post Office, or Jack Kerouac’s On the Road.