Nathan Filer is a writer and mental health nurse. He has worked as a researcher in the academic unit of psychiatry at the University of Bristol, and on in-patient psychiatric wards.
His stand-up poetry has been a regular fixture at festivals and spoken-word events across the UK, and has been broadcast on BBC3 television and BBCRadio 4 and 5 Live. He is also a BBC Best New Filmmaker and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University.
His debut novel The Shock of the Fall is published in territories, including Israel from where he was once deported for reasons of national security.