Nicholas Litchfield is the founding editor of the literary magazine Lowestoft Chronicle, author of the suspense novel Swampjack Virus, and editor of nine literary anthologies. His articles and stories appear in dozens of magazines and newspapers, and he has contributed introductions to numerous books, including twelve Stark House Press reprints of long-forgotten noir and mystery novels of the 1950s and ’60s.
Born in Bletchley, England, he started writing for newspapers at age fifteen. Between 1992 – 1996, he was a regular contributor to The Citizen, a group of weekly regional newspapers distributed throughout Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
He earned his B.A. in English at Anglia Ruskin University, in Cambridge, and his Master’s degree in library science at the University of Brighton, in East Sussex. Afterward, he worked as a researcher for the BBC in London and, later, as a Librarian in Norfolk and other parts of the U.K. He has since worked in various cities around the world and now resides in western New York.
Formerly, a book critic for the Lancashire Post, syndicated to twenty-five newspapers across the U.K., he now writes for Publishers Weekly and regularly contributes to Colorado State University’s literary journal Colorado Review. His recent stories and essays can also be found in BULL: Men’s Fiction, Daily Press, and The Virginian-Pilot.