Writer, Editor, Teacher
Garnett is a rare breed, a fresh new writer with an old soul, with a feel for compelling storytelling, for characters both real and larger than life, a knack for a sentence that sings without tangling up in itself, for subjects that matter, and for places and scenes that spring three-dimensionally from the page. -- Les Standiford, author of the John Deal mystery series and LAST TRAIN TO PARADISE.
"His writing has a rare quality -- he handles tough, complicated even dangerous material with an honesty so direct and forthright that difficult subjects seem almost sweet. I think the thing that sets Nick apart is that he writes people -- not characters, not villains, not heroes. No one is judged in Nick's work. They're just allowed to tell their stories and let the chips fall where they may." -- Laura Lippman, author of the Tess Monaghan mystery series and THE LADY IN THE LAKE.
"Nick Garnett's got it." -- George Pelecanos, producer and writer for THE WIRE, TREME, THE PACIFIC, and THE DEUCE, author of THE MAN WHO CAME UP TOWN.
Portfolio of Work
Here's a sample of published essays, stories, and book reviews.