Nick Drake was born in 1961. He lives and works in London. His first book-length collection, The Man in the White Suit, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 1999. His first novel, Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead, was published by Bantam in 2006. His most recent projects include a stage adaptation of Philippe Petit’s To Reach the Clouds and a screenplay for the film Romulus, My Father. His most recent collection, From the Word Go, was published in 2007.