nick-laird-by-mark-pringleAbout the Author

Born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland in 1975, Nick Laird was educated at Cookstown High School and Cambridge University. He worked as a lawyer for several years before leaving law to write full-time. The recipient of many prizes for his poetry and fiction, including the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Ireland Chair of Poetry Award, the Betty Trask Prize, a Somerset Maugham award, and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, he has lived in London, Warsaw, and Rome. He is currently an adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York.

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More Books by Nick Laird
Glover’s Mistake

Glover's Mistake

With wit, compassion and acuity, Laird explores the very nature of contemporary romance - “The Death of Love in Modern Culture”

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Utterly Monkey

Utterly Monkey

Utterly Monkey is a searing, fiercely funny, and ultimately redemptive novel about surviving an office job, outwitting the bad guys, and, hopefully, getting the girl.

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On Purpose

On Purpose

On Purpose is a provocative collection of poems that takes care and consideration in examining the often brutal arena of human relations.

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To a Fault

To a Fault

Poems that never shy from difficult choices, exploring cruelty and vengeance wherever they may be found: in love, in work and against political backdrops.

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