Sunday, 13 November 2011

Nigel Pickard


This week we lost Nigel. A wonderful person, a stunningly good writer, an inspirational teacher and an unforgettable friend. I’m finding it very difficult to write about him, although I’ve tried to express something of what he meant over at LeftLion, where James Walker has gathered together memories of this unique, amazing man.

But really, words are nowhere near adequate.

The Broadway Book Club Weathervane Reading will still be going ahead on November 24th, and will be held in celebration of Nigel. There are details here.

Nigel is the highly acclaimed author of One, Attention Deficit and an incredible poetry collection, Making Sense (Shoestring Press). His current, almost complete work-in-progress contains some of the best writing I have ever read.

It is impossible to explain how much he will be missed

7 comments:

nikperring.com said...

So sorry to hear this, Megan. x

Megan said...

Thank you so much Nik. Life's too short. Way, way too short. Grab the good, don't let it go xx

ange said...

I'm so sorry to hear such tragic news about your friend and a talented - still young - writer. He made us all laugh when he read an excerpt from Attention Defecit at Nottingham Writers' Club. RIP Nigel and a big hug to you Megan. xx

Megan said...

Thank you, Ange. He was very very good at that, making us laugh xx

ange said...

Hello, just me again!
Pop along to my blog sometime and pick up your Liebster Blog Award. (No I hadn't heard of that one either!)
See you at Broadway Book Club.
Love Ange xx

Pam McIlroy said...

Hi Megan,

There's a Liebster Blog Award for you on my blog, pop a long and collect it when you have a moment.
Pam x

Megan said...

Thank you Pam and Ange xx