Nick Laird


Nick Laird was born in Northern Ireland  and studied at Cambridge and Harvard.  He has published two novels, Utterly  Monkey and Glover ‘s Mistake, and three  collections of poetry, To a Fault, On  Purpose, and Go Giants. He is the  recipient of many awards for his fiction  and poetry, including the Betty Trask  Prize, the Rooney Prize for Irish  Literature, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial  Prize, and the Somerset Maugham  Award. A Fellow of the Royal Society of  Literature and a 2016 Guggenheim  Fellow, he teaches in the creative writing  program at New York University.