David & Adam King

Genres: Children | Cork | Irish Writing

David King is an Irish children’s author passionate about telling engaging stories with heartfelt messages. He has worked in education his whole life and is a Doctor of Education. A Hug for You, the story of his son Adam’s Virtual Hug, was a number one bestseller and winner of the An Post Junior Children’s Irish Book Award in 2021. His most recent book, Sir Adam The Brave and the Moody Monsters, was published in October 2022 and was shortlisted for the An Post Junior Children’s Book of the Year 2022. David lives in East Cork with his wife and five children.


Adam King is eight years old. He lives with his Dad David, his Mum Fiona, his brothers Danny and Robert and his sisters Katie and Sarah in Cork. He loves reading, art, and going on adventures. He plays wheelchair tennis, competes in para athletics, and is a dance student with the Sinéad Sheppard School of Dance.

Photo of David: Shaunagh O’Connell Photography. Photo of Adam: John Allen/Lensmen

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