author of The Battle of Fyfield
Nick Smith is a playwright, novelist, academic and musician. Most of his plays have a historical or literary aspect, including Free Love, a comic drama set in the 1810s, Yusupov and Rasputin, a comedy about the last days of the Romanovs, and a comedy musical version of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. He is a recent winner of the Oxfordshire Drama Network Playwriting Prize.
Nick’s 2016 novel, Drowned Hogg Day, was well received and he also published two bridge books, Bridge Literature and Bridge Behind Bars. He has appeared on about 20 TV quiz shows, including Mastermind, Only Connect, Eggheads and Countdown.
A former academic, Nick is the founder and Principal of Oxford Open Learning, the UK’s leading home-education school. He lives in Fyfield, Oxfordshire.