Derek Neale: Derek Neale is an award-winning writer of short stories and scripts. A graduate of UEA’s MA in creative writing, he has recently helped design a whole new generation of Open University courses, producing several practical books and recording interviews with playwrights, novelists, autobiographers and biographers about their approach to the art and craft of writing. The Book of Guardians is his first novel.
Philip Neilsen: Philip Neilsen is an acclaimed poet, fiction writer and editor. He has published five collections of poetry, five novellas or novels for young adults or children, a book of literary criticism on David Malouf, and edited two major collections of Australian satirical poetry. He is the founding head of creative writing and cultural studies at the Queensland University of Technology.
Nuala Ní Chonchúir: Nuala Ní Chonchúir is an Irish short fiction writer and poet, born Dublin 1970. Her short fiction collections The Wind Across the Grass (2004) and To the World of Men, Welcome (2005) were published by Arlen House. Her poetry collections Tattoo:Tatú (2007) and Molly’s Daughter (2003) appeared from the same publisher. She has won many literary prizes, including RTÉ Radio’s Francis MacManus Award and the Cecil Day-Lewis Award. Nuala lives in Galway with her partner and children.
Sophie Nicholls: Sophie Nicholls was born in West Yorkshire in 1971. She won an Arvon-Jerwood Young Poet's Apprenticeship in 2003. She lives in York, where she works as a therapist and runs the Word Sauce online programmes in writing and being at www.wordsaucery.com. She is the author of the novella Ruby Slippers and of The Amazon Kindle Top 20 bestselling novel, The Dress.
Philip Nikolayev: Born in Moscow in 1966 and raised in Russia and Moldova, Philip Nikolayev grew up equally fluent in English and Russian. On relocating to the US in 1990 to attend Harvard he has written primarily in English. His poetry is published internationally. Nikolayev’s previous collections include Monkey Time, winner of the 2001 Verse Prize. He lives in Boston and co-edits Fulcrum: an annual of poetry and aesthetics.
Andrew Norris: Andrew Norris is a writer and musician resident in Brussels. He has worked with a number of groups as vocalist and guitarist and has a special weakness for the interface between avant garde poetry and the blues. He teaches English and translation studies in Brussels and is currently working on a book on post-epiphanic style in James Joyce.
Jeff Nuttall: Jeff Nuttall was born in Clitheroe, Lancashire, in 1933 and grew up in Herefordshire. He trained as a painter in the years following the Second World War and began writing poetry in 1962. He published widely with Writers’ Forum, Turret Press, Unicorn Press, Fulcrum, Trigram, Pirate Press, Rivelin and Penguin (Modern Poets No. 12). He taught fine art in schools and polytechnics, and acted in film and television. He lived in Crickhowell, Wales and died in 2004.