Nicholas Royle is the author of five short story collections—Mortality, Ornithology, The Dummy, London Gothic, and Manchester Uncanny—and seven novels, including Counterparts, Antwerp, and First Novel. He has edited more than twenty-five anthologies and is series editor of Best British Short Stories. He runs Nightjar Press, which publishes original short stories as signed, numbered chapbooks. His English translation of Vincent de Swarte’s 1998 novel Pharricide was published by Confingo Publishing in 2019. In 2021 his first book of non-fiction, White Spines: Confessions of a Book Collecter, was published by Salt.