Nigel Collett

Nigel Collett

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Biography

Author of The Butcher of Amritsar (2005), Firelight of a Different Colour (2014) and A Death in Hong Kong (2018; winner of the RAS History Prize). Served for twenty years in the British Army and is currently Managing Director of the Gurkha International Group, which finds employment for Gurkhas and Nepalese men and women worldwide, principally as crew onboard cruise liners. He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and Member of the Society of Authors. During Army service, he published A Grammar, Phrase Book and Vocabulary of Baluchi (1983) and An English-Nepali-English Dictionary (1993). He co-founded the Tongzhi Literary Group in 2008, and was for many years a moderator for the Literary Festival and Hong Kong Correspondent for Fridae.asia. He is Secretary and Director for the Pink Alliance. Developing the Heart, his account of E.M. Forster’s relationship with India, will be published by City University Press in late 2020.

Nigel 是The Butcher of Amritsar’ (2005), ‘Firelight of a Different Colour’ (2014) 和 ‘A Death in Hong Kong’ (2018; RAS History Prize 獎獲者)的作者。 他在英國陸軍服役20年,目前是Gurkha International Group的董事總經理,該集團在全球範為Gurkhas和尼泊爾的男女找到工作,主要是作為遊輪上的船員。 他是皇家亞洲學會的會員,也是作家協會的會員。 在陸軍服役期間,他出版了 A Grammar, Phrase Book and Vocabulary of Baluchi’ (1983 年) 和 ‘An English-Nepali-English Dictionary(1993年)。 他於2008年共同創立了同治文學小組,多年來一直擔任文學節的主持人,也是Fridae.asia的香港記者。 他是粉紅同盟的秘書兼董事。 他紀敘了E.M. Forster與印度的關係並寫了Developing the Heart,將於2020年底由城市大學出版社出版。

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