Nick Drake

The Man in the White Suit (Bloodaxe 1999) won the Waterstone’s/Forward Prize for Best First Collection in that year. It was also a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. His new collection, From The Word Go was published in Feb 2007. He was one of the Next Generation Poets selected by the Poetry Book Society in 2005. His feature film adaptation of the acclaimed memoir Romulus My Father (Text Publishing) by Raimond Gaita was directed by Richard Roxburgh, produced by Arena Films in Australia, starring Eric Bana and Franka Potente, and released in Australia in Spring 2007. It will screen at the Toronto Film Festival in September. Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead (Bantam, 2006) was the first of a trilogy covering 30 years of a society in revolution. Foreign rights have been sold in twelve territories. Nefertiti was short-listed for the CWA Historical Mystery Dagger. Tutankhamun: The Book of Shadows will be published in March 2008. Nick’s adaptation of To Reach the Clouds by Philipe Petite, an account of his high-wire walk between the Twin Towers in 1974, was directed by Giles Croft at Nottingham Playhouse in June 2006. He is currently adapting Stasiland by Anna Funder for the National Theatre Studio. Nick was Literary Manager at the Bush Theatre from 1990-1994, and then Head of Development at Intermedia Films until 2002 overseeing the creative development of projects including the Oscar nominated Hilary and Jackie, Enigma, Iris, The Quiet American and The Girl With The Pearl Earring (Executive Producer).

Agent Name: Peter Straus

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