Cook, Nick 1959-

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COOK, Nick 1959-


Born September 2, 1959, in London, England; son of Julian and Hilary (an archaeologist; maiden name, Costa; present surname, Sanseverino) Cook; married October 29, 1988; wife's name Ali (in business); children: Lucy, William. Ethnicity: "British." Education: University of Exeter, B.A. (with honors), 1982. Religion: Church of England.


Agent—Mark Lucas, LAW, 14 Vernon St., London W14 0RJ, England. E-mail—[email protected].


Jane's Defence Weekly, aviation editor, 1987-2001; freelance writer, broadcaster, and aerospace consultant in London, England, 2001—.


Four awards for aerospace journalist of the year, Royal Aeronautical Society.


Angel, Archangel (suspense novel), St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1990.

Aggressor (suspense novel), St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1992.

The Hunt for Zero Point (nonfiction), Broadway Books (New York, NY), 2002.


Nick Cook told CA: "My primary motivation for writing is to bring good, untold, nonfiction stories to life. When time permits, I still have some more thriller-writing to do. My influences are heavily cinematic—Spielberg and Kubrick especially. When I'm writing, I try to stick to a rigid discipline of 1,500 words a day in the morning. This still leaves me time to pursue my journalistic interests in the afternoon. I retain an interest in defense journalism and frequently broadcast on the subject of contemporary military aviation. I was inspired to write the books that I've written by the strength of the subject matter and the personalities involved. I try to give my nonfiction work, where I can, a 'pacy' narrative style."