Nik Perring is a short story writer and author from the UK. He’s an editor, teacher of writing, mentor, sometimes poet, and children’s author too.His stories have been published in many fine places in the UK and abroad, in print and online. They’ve been used on High School distance learning courses in the US, performed by actors, printed on flyers, and recorded for radio.
Nik is the author of the highly acclaimed short story collection, Not So Perfect (Roastbooks 2010). He’s the co-author of Freaks! (The Friday Project/HarperCollins, 2012). The first two books of his three part Beautiful series, A Book of Beautiful Words (Roastbooks, 2014) and Beautiful Trees are out now. He’s also the author of the children’s book, I Met a Roman Last Night, What Did You Do? (EPS, 2006).
For over 10 years Nik has worked extensively in schools and libraries running workshops and courses for children and adults, working for organisations including Hive South Yorkshire, Unicef, and the BBC. He has spoken on panels at events and festivals, and given writer talks, guest edited for literary magazines and judged writing competitions for all ages. In 2010 he founded The Story Corrective, the UK’s first short fiction specific editing service. He’s also Writer in Residence at Leeds West Academy, and Melior Community Academy in Scunthorpe, for First Story.
He lives in the North West of England and, so far, does not have a cat.