Nigel Featherstone is an Australian writer who has been published widely. His war novel, Bodies of Men, was published by Hachette Australia in 2019. It was longlisted for the 2020 ARA Historical Novel Prize, shortlisted in the 2019 Queensland Literary Awards, and shortlisted for the 2020 ACT Book of the Year. Nigel’s new novel, My Heart is a Little Wild Thing, is published by Ultimo Press (Hardie Grant).
His short stories have appeared in the Review of Australian Fiction, Meanjin, and Overland among many other journals, and his creative nonfiction has been published by The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times, and the Chicago Quarterly Review, among other outlets. He wrote the libretto for The Weight of Light, as commissioned by the Hume Conservatorium, with the music composed by James Humberstone of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music; this work was developed by The Street Theatre in Canberra and had its world premiere in 2018.
Nigel is currently working on a play with spoken-word songs, which is being developed by The Street Theatre and has been supported by Create NSW. Nigel lives on unceded Ngunnawal / Ngambri / Gundangara Country (otherwise known as the NSW Southern Tablelands).