Laird, Nick

Nick Laird
Nick Laird. Image source Faber.co.uk

Nick Laird was born in Cookstown, Co Tyrone, in 1975.

His poetry collections are To A Fault (London, Faber and Faber, 2004); On Purpose (Faber and Faber, 2007); and Go Giants (Faber and Faber, 2013).

His novels are Utterly Monkey (London, Fourth Estate, 2005); and Glover’s Mistake (Fourth Estate, 2010).

He is 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, and is currently an adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York.


Nick Laird’s Website
Nick Laird at Faber
Nick Laird at Harper Collins
Nick Laird at Seamus Heaney Centre, QUB (includes recordings)
Nick Laird at The National Library of Ireland