Nick Drake, screenwriter

Screenwriter Nick Drake, who adapted Raimond Gaita’s memoir, ROMULUS, MY FATHER, lives in London. He is also the author of an acclaimed collection of poems, THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT, which won the Waterstone’s/Forward Prize Best First Collection Award and was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. His new collection FROM THE WORD GO was published in 2007. Nick’s stage play, TO REACH THE CLOUDS, the story of a high wire artist who walked a wire between the Twin Towers in 1974, was produced at Nottingham Playhouse in 2006. His first play, MR SWEETTALK, was produced at Salisbury Playhouse and the Bristol Old Vic.

Nick’s first novel, NEFERTITI: THE BOOK OF THE DEAD (Bantam 2006), is the first of a trilogy of historical novels set in the revolutionary period of 18th dynasty Egypt. Rights to the trilogy have been sold in twelve countries.

He is currently adapting Anna Funder’s STASILAND for the National Theatre in London. Nick also worked as Head of Development for Intermedia Films, overseeing the creative development of many films including HILARY & JACKIE, ENIGMA and IRIS. He is also Script Doctor for the Atelier du Cinema European (ACE); Script Development Advisor to the New Zealand Film Commission; and Board member and Consultant to The Script Factory in London.

Richard Roxburgh