His first novel, Show Me the Sky, was nominated for the 2010 International IMPAC Dublin Literary prize, and his second novel, The Hummingbird and the Bear, was published in 2011 and the recipient of K Blundell Trust award.
He is a founder of the Authors Cricket Club, a team of cricket playing writers. Their book, The Authors XI, was published by Bloomsbury in 2013.
Nicholas was born in Leicester in 1974.
After graduating from the University of East London with a psychology degree, he travelled widely, living in Japan, Fiji and the United States, as well as on board a ship.
He has worked as a journalist, counsellor, motorbike courier, editor and a film extra. He now lives in London, dividing his time between writing and lecturing at London Metropole University and the National Academy of Writing.