Bed was published in 2011 by Canongate in the UK, Scribner in the US and 16 other countries. It won The Betty Trask Prize 2012.

"Outlandishly clever description... Ingenious one-liners... There's no question that [David Whitehouse] is a writer to watch" - Janet Maslin, New York Times

"A gorgeous, heartrending book, a book full of sentences so apt and well-wrought I sometimes had to read them twice" - Henry Alford, San Francisco Chronicle

"Gorgeous writing... A deceptively effortless, haunting first novel" - Boston Globe

"Staggering, inventive and heartbreakingly beautiful" - Esquire