Nigel Gerrans was born in Surrey in 1931. He studied Modern Languages at Cambridge, after which he spent several years teaching in a school for cerebral palsied children. He later worked as a filmmaker for the pharmaceutical and agricultural industries, before taking ordination as a priest and serving as full-time Hospital Chaplain in a busy District General Hospital. He is now retired and lives in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
Nigel's collection Tenebrae, published in 2009, was the first Valley Press book not written by VP founder Jamie McGarry; which makes Nigel the very first 'Valley Press author'. A second collection, A Visit to the Art Gallery, followed in 2010, and 2015 saw the publication of It Is I Who Speak: Selected Poems, edited by Nigel's great friend and collaborator Felix Hodcroft.
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