Nick Laird


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Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland
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Nick Laird was born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland in 1975. He read English Literature at Cambridge University, and then worked for several years as a lawyer specializing in international litigation.

He is the author of two novels, Utterly Monkey and Glover's Mistake, and two collections of poetry, To A Fault and On Purpose. A new volume of poetry, Go Giants, is forthcoming from Faber in January 2013.

Laird has won many awards for his fiction and poetry, including the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Jerwood Aldeburgh Prize, the Betty Trask Prize, the Rupert and Eithne Strong award, a Somerset Maugham award, and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. He has published poetry and essays in many journals including the New Yorker, the Lon
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Utterly Monkey

3.20 avg rating — 543 ratings — published 2005 — 15 editions
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Modern Gods

3.44 avg rating — 534 ratings — published 2017 — 11 editions
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Glover's Mistake

3.02 avg rating — 389 ratings — published 2009 — 15 editions
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Go Giants: Poems

3.61 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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To a Fault

3.67 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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Feel Free

3.78 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 2018 — 7 editions
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On Purpose

3.62 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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“There is such a shelter in each other.”
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“We would all rather be loved for what we seem to be.”
Nick Laird, Glover's Mistake

“an English girl might well believe
that time is how you spend your love.”
Nick Laird, To a Fault

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