Nicholas Bowling is an author, musician, stand-up comic and Latin teacher from London. He graduated from Oxford University in 2007 with a BA in Classics and English, and again in 2010 with a Masters in Greek and Latin Language and Literature, before moving into teaching. His critically acclaimed debut WITCHBORN was published in 2017 by Chicken House, and was followed in 2019 by IN THE SHADOW OF HEROES, which was shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award. His speculative fiction novel ALPHA OMEGA will be published by Titan in May 2020. Nicholas has also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has recorded two albums and two EPs with Me For Queen.
By the final chapter each thread has been skillyfully unravelled... Nicholas Bowling is a thrilling writer who keeps the reader permanently on edge. Telegraph Inventive, playful bonkers writing... and an explosive finale that ties up all the story's threads with a beautiful, pitch-black bow. SFX Magazine A relentlessly entertaining ride - memorably oddball characters, spot-on satire and smart, deadpan humour. I read it in a flurry. Tim Major, author of Snakeskins Too-close-for-comfort dystopia... A frightening picture of a repressive near-future, but it's the glints of humanity and humour in its telling that set it apart. Louis Greenburg, author of Green Valley Wonderfully twisty and atmospheric... One not to miss. The Bookseller The author is one to watch. Historical Novel Association