David Joseph Constable is a British journalist who uses the byline David J Constable. He writes for a wide range of national magazines and newspapers and is a prolific travel journalist. He is currently working on his first book of collected travel assignments, due for release in Spring 2017.
David was born in Kent and attended St. Simon Stock School in Maidstone before reading for his Undergraduate Degree in English Literature & Journalism at Kingston University and the University of Missouri - Kansas City. He then went on to study for his Postgraduate Degree in Modern & Contemporary Writing at Loughborough University.
He is a published poet having written for numerous collections and anthologies, including Dream Catcher (Inpress), To Paint a Picture (Forward Press), A Moment of Déjà Vu (Poetry Now), Crystal Clear Creators and The Poetry Foundation, and has written travel features, restaurant reviews and conducted interviews for the likes of Tatler, Condé Nast Traveller, The Sunday Times, The Independent, Metro, Mail Online, Jamie Oliver magazine, Waitrose Food, Harrods Magazine, Brummell Magazine, Civilian, The Arbuturian and Port Magazine.
David's travel writing regularly details his immersive experiences, during which he often travels alone, journeying through unfamiliar territory. He has written across a variety of subjects; including the rise of botox and surgery in Beirut; interviewing the residents of Las Vegas and those inhabitants who call "Sin City" home; competed in sports against the indigenous tribes of Tahiti and French Polynesia; dived for pearls in Bora Bora; sailed against world-class opposition in La Route des Princes yacht race; travelled along the Gambia River through Gambia and Senegal; taken on the skilled youths of Capoeira in Brazil and re-traced the footsteps of Bruce Chatwin in exploring Patagonia.