Nicholas Litchfield is the founding editor of the literary magazine Lowestoft Chronicle, author of the suspense novel Swampjack Virus, and editor of eleven literary anthologies. His stories, essays, and book reviews appear in many magazines and newspapers, including BULL, Colorado Review, Daily Press, Mobius Blvd, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Shotgun Honey, The Adroit Journal, The MacGuffin, The Virginian-Pilot, and Washington Square Review. He has also contributed introductions to numerous books, including twenty Stark House Press reprints of long-forgotten noir and mystery novels.

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.