Books by Nick Laird

Nick Laird was born in Cookstown, Co Tyrone, in 1975. He has published one poetry collection, To A Fault (London, Faber & Faber, 2004); and one novel, Utterly Monkey (London, Fourth Estate, 2005. He lives in London.


MODERN GODS by Nick Laird
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"Two intriguing storylines that, like feuding family members, have a hard time talking to one another."
An anthropologist explores a cargo cult in Papua New Guinea while her family back in Ireland struggles with a shocking revelation. Read full book review >
GLOVER’S MISTAKE by Nick Laird
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2009

"Another sharply observed book by a very funny writer, though this time there's more charm than depth."
Laird (Utterly Monkey, 2006, and the husband of novelist Zadie Smith) returns with a comedy of manners concerning romance in the transcontinental art world. Read full book review >
UTTERLY MONKEY by Nick Laird
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2006

"Of the Nicks who write about young men coming to terms with their cluelessness, Laird is funnier and edgier than Hornby."
Raise a pint of Guinness to this debut novel of Northern Ireland that combines humor and heart with subversive intelligence. Read full book review >