a cook who writes

N I G E L  S L A T E R  is a cook who writes

The author of a collection of bestselling books and presenter of nine BBC television series, Nigel has been the food columnist for The Observer for twenty-six years.

His books include the classics ‘Appetite’, the two-volume ‘Tender’ and ‘The Kitchen Diaries’ trilogy. His memoir ‘Toast - the Story of a Boy’s Hunger’ won six major awards, has been translated into five languages and became a BBC film starring Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore. 'Eating for England', his collection of essays about Britain at the table, has been dramatised for BBC Radio 4. His latest book, The Christmas Chronicles, was named as Food Book of the Year in the Fortnum and Mason Food Awards and has been translated into German, Dutch and Russian. Nigel's next book, GreenFeast, is to be published in two parts, the first in Spring 2019. The second volume will appear in the Autumn.

Nigel has written a much-loved weekly cookery column - a sort of kitchen confessional - for The Observer since September 1993. It is his curiosity and fascination for the details, and his observations of the small, human moments of cooking and eating that are the hallmark of his writing. He is also active on both Twitter and Instagram.

Author, columnist, diarist and programme maker, Nigel remains very much an amateur cook. He is not a professional chef. His food is understated, handcrafted home cooking. He believes there is something quietly civilizing about sharing a meal with other people. “The simple act of making someone something to eat, even a bowl of soup or a loaf of bread, has a many-layered meaning. It suggests an act of protection and caring, of generosity and intimacy. It is in itself a sign of respect.” 

Nigel Slater's Toast, the stage play of his much loved memoir has been performed at The Lowry in Salford and the Traverse Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe in the summer of 2018. Adapted by Henry Filloux-Bennett and directed by Jonnie Riordan, it stars Sam Newton as Nigel and comes to London in Spring 2019.

Nigel’s writing has won the National Book Awards, the Glenfiddich Trophy, the James Beard Award, The Fortnum and Mason Awards, the British Biography of the Year and the André Simon Memorial Prize. Television awards include a Guild of Food Writers’ Award for his BBC1 series Simple Suppers and the BBC Food Personality of the Year. He is an honorary Master of Letters (MLitt).

Nigel's recipes and television series are produced in collaboration with James Thompson. James is co-founder and Executive Director of Sloe Films and Food Director for Toast, the stage production. 

S O C I A L  M E D I A
Twitter  https://twitter.com/NigelSlater
Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/nigelslater/
Website nigelslater.com
Facebook. Nigel is not on Facebook

N E W S - Spring 2019


Following success at The Lowry in Salford and The Traverse in Edinburgh, the stage production of Nigel Slater's Toast is coming to London in Spring 2019. Details and tickets:  https://lwtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/nigel-slaters-toast/


Nigel is currently working on a new television series for 2020 with Executive Producer James Thompson.

P U B L I S H I N G  N E W S

United Kingdom
Nigel's next book is GreenFeast. Published in two parts, the first volume, Spring/Summer, will be out in May 2019. The second, Autumn/Winter, is due to be published in the autumn.

The Script for Nigel Slater's Toast, the stage production written by Henry Filloux-Bennet has just been published by Samuel French.

The Netherlands
‘Culinair Winterdagboek’ was published in Autumn 2018 by Fontaine Uitgevers.

'Das Wintertagebuch' was published in German by DuMont Buchverlag in Autumn 2018.

Cozinha Råpida is published by Editions Tapioca


Nigel Slater is the author of ten cookery books, a memoir and a collection of essays. He is published in Great Britain by Fourth Estate, in the United States by Ten Speed Press at Random House, by Fontaine Uitgevers in the Netherlands and in Germany by DuMont Buchverlag. His books have been published and edited by Louise Haines for over twenty five years. His book Christmas Chronicles was named Cookbook of the Year in the Fortnum and Mason Awards and has been translated into German, Dutch and Russian. His books are all in print.

J O U R N A L I S M 
Nigel has written an exclusive weekly column for The Observer Magazine since 1993. He has also been contributing editor of Food Monthly since its launch fifteen years ago.

To visit the Observer’s archive of his columns go to the Recipes section of this site, or click here: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/series/nigelslaterrecipes

T E L E V I S I O N  &  R A D I O 
Nigel has presented six television series for BBC1 and a trilogy of documentaries for BBC4. 'Eating for England', his collection of essays, has recently been dramatised for BBC Radio 4 starring Celia Imrie and Julian Rhind-Tutt. His programmes are shown in 52 countries.
Nigel Slater and James Thompson are co-founders of the independent television production company Sloe Films. Their first series, Eating Together, premiered in Spring 2015 on BBC1. Their latest, Nigel Slater's Middle East was shown on BBC2 in Spring 2018 and they are currently working on a new series for 2020.
Nigel has appeared on Gardeners’ World, Desert Island Discs, Gardener’s Question Time and Front Row. He is a regular contributor to Woman’s Hour and The Food Programme.

Nigel is not on Facebook. Please follow him on Twitter @NigelSlater and Instagram http://instagram.com/nigelslater 
Recipe related enquiries: James Thompson  james@nigelslater.com 
General enquiries: Marina de Pass  marina@lawagency.co.uk 


Literary Agent  - Araminta Whitley at The Soho Agency  araminta@lawagency.co.uk
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Publicity: Michelle Kane at Fourth Estate michelle.kane@harpercollins.co.uk
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Food photography by kind permission of Jonathan Lovekin. http://jonathanlovekin.com
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Author portrait by kind permission of Jenny Zarins. http://www.jennyzarins.com/

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