The Isolator

Speaking at the Sydney Writers Festival this morning about ... drugs. Love the appreciative Ozzie audience - then quickly back to the hotel in order to work on new project, using the writing suit "Isolator" that the Writers Festival provides free of charge. Not only does it reduce noise from the Sydney Harbour (loud honking cruise ships) but also keeps away unpleasant smells from exhaust pipes of said ships, being therefore quite practical. And in order to survive in its perfectly protected space, the thing is even connected via tube with an oxygen-flask ! Thank you, Australia.

Number One

Feels like Alphaville. Only Estland's not as big as Japan.

UK Paperback

Slowly, in a land that is leaving Europe, the printing presses are getting into gear. It is the UK paperback version of Blitzed, with the drugged Patient A on the magnificent cover. 
In celebration of this, check out a test version of said cover. The artist (in-house at Allen Lane!) was reluctant to share it with me. He said "it is not common."

Amazon review

5.0 out of 5 starsSeminal

ByGregory Paul Adkinson March 19, 2017

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

"Often an historian will find a novel thesis or angle for looking at the past. While there may be something in it, too often the new idea is oversold. That is not the case here. While the author's thesis may not explain everything completely, no explanation of Hitler's behavior can be complete without including an understanding of his drug addictions.

The records of Hitler's personal doctor are extensive enough to prove the dictator was an addict. There can simply cannot be a doubt. The author, a novelist, has simply changed the way we understand Hitler. No serious student of World War II can overlook this important, seminal book."

On CBS This Morning

Startling Americans from coast to coast this morning with new shocking revelations about ... Nazis and drugs!

The New Yorker writes

The New Yorker writes

The New Yorker picks up on Blitzed. I met the author Nick for breakfast at Veselka's on 2nd Avenue, and then we strolled through gentrified East Village - where once, in a different era, I suppose, I had turned into a writer. Check out what he has to say about the whole thing.

“Blitzed is delightfully nuts, in a ‘Gravity’s Rainbow’ kind of way.”