His acclaimed third novel, Tokyo, is out now, and his next novel, Danny Love, is due to be published in 2018. His debut, Show Me the Sky, was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary prize.
He is a founder of the revived Authors Cricket Club, a team of cricket playing writers. The Authors XI was published by Bloomsbury and short-listed for the MCC Book of the Year.
Nicholas was born in Leicester. After graduating from the University of East London with a psychology degree, he travelled widely, living in the United States, New Zealand, and Japan.
He has worked as a journalist, counsellor, motorbike courier, and an actor, appearing in television shows, adverts, and in a computer game as a zombie. While press officer for a Japanese NGO ship he sailed the around the world three times, reporting on global development issues.