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Nick Laird

Ireland (b.1975)

Nicholas 'Nick' Laird is a novelist and poet who was born, and grew up, in Cookstown, County Tyrone. He studied at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, Cambridge, where he attained a first in English. He went on to work at the global law firm Allen & Overy in London for six years, before leaving to concentrate on his writing. Since 2004, he has been married to novelist Zadie Smith, whom he met while at Cambridge.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   To a Fault (poems) (2004)
   On Purpose (poems) (2007)
   Go Giants (poems) (2013)
   The Zoo of the New (poems) (2017)
   Other Ways to Leave the Room (poems) (2017) (with Kathleen Jamie and Don Paterson)
   Feel Free (poems) (2018)
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel winner (2006) : Utterly Monkey

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