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

3.16 avg rating — 494 ratings — published 2005 — 12 editions
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Modern Gods

3.52 avg rating — 353 ratings — published 2017 — 8 editions
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Glover's Mistake

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To a Fault

3.64 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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Go Giants: Poems

3.61 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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On Purpose

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Feel Free

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La banda delle casse da morto

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Feel Free: Poems

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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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