Nick Laird

Nick Laird was born in Northern Ireland and studied at Cambridge and Harvard. He has published two novels, Utterly Monkey and Glover’s Mistake, and three collections of poetry, To a Fault, On Purpose and Go Giants. He edited Zoo of the New: Poems to read Now, an anthology of poetry, new and old, alongside Don Paterson.

He is the recipient of many awards for his fiction and poetry, including the Betty Trask Prize, the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and the Somerset Maugham Award. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, he teaches in the creative writing program at New York University.

His latest novel, Modern Gods in published in the UK (Fourth Estate) and US (Viking) in July 2017.

Agent Name: Natasha Fairweather