Born in the North-East of England, poet and novelist Kriss Nichol moved to Scotland in 2003 and lives in a converted stables, writing poetry, short stories and novels.
Born in Stannington, Morpeth, Northumberland, she currently lives in Newton Stewart.
She lived in Nepal for six months whilst working for VSO.
She has an MA in Creative Writing at Northumbria University.
Third Prize in Scottish Writers Centre short story competition for writing groups
Loves travelling, meeting new people, exploring new cultures, and using these experiences in her work.
Kriss Nichol is a poet and novelist. Her latest book, Monsoons and Marigolds, was published in 2017 and is a novel about stories: those we are told; those we tell to others; and those we tell to ourselves.
Monsoon and Marigolds is set in Nepal amidst the political turmoil and civil unrest of 1997/8.On the wide canvas the novel touches on poverty, displacement, sex slavery, AIDS and political ideals. But the fine brush strokes come from the perspective of a conflicted individual struggling for a sense of belonging in an alien culture.
Monsoons and Marigolds was Highly Commended in the Luke Bitmead Bursary Prize
In the peace some of us return
finding the wreckage that was home.
Kriss Nichol, Bearing Witness