Nick Ryan Award-winning British writer and producer.

An award-winning journalist and author, Nick (www.nickryan.net) started his literary interests by reading science-fiction and fantasy novels. However, after traveling extensively in the Middle East in the run-up to the first Gulf War, including living in Kuwait just before its invasion, he was spurred to turn his hand to non-fiction.

Since then, his work as a features and reportage writer has appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world, covering in-depth issues such as fraud, extremism, gang life and conflict for titles including WIRED, Esquire, The Times Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, The Observer Magazine, Mother Jones, The New York Times Magazine, The South China Morning Post and The Australian. In 1999. Nick won the Special Commendation prize for 'Celebrating Tolerance in the Media' from the International Federation of Journalists, and was long listed for the first ever Guardian/Private Eye Paul Foot Award for Campaigning Journalism.

His first book, HOMELAND: Into a World of Hate, was a critically-acclaimed account of the six years he spent investigating ultra-right-wing movements across the UK, Europe and the USA. He was assisted by (among others) Stieg Larsson, author of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Nick went on to become the creative producer of the BBC1 drama, England Expects (written by Frank Deasy) based on his work for HOMELAND: Into a World of Hate, and has since worked on a number of other dramatic and documentary projects for TV.