Nicholas Rankin

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Nicholas Rankin (born 1950) is a British writer and broadcaster.


Rankin was born in Yorkshire, England, but grew up in Kenya. He was educated at Shrewsbury School and Christ Church, Oxford. He has lived and worked in Bolivia and Catalonia, Spain.

He worked for the BBC World Service for 20 years. He was Chief Producer, Arts, at the BBC World Service, when his eight-part series on ecology and evolution, A Green History of the Planet, won two UN awards.[1][2]

He currently works as a freelance writer and broadcaster and lives in London with his wife, the novelist Maggie Gee. He has one daughter, Rosa.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2009.[3]



  1. ^ Author page at Faber & Faber website
  2. ^ "Nicholas Rankin" (PDF). Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Royal Society of Literature All Fellows". Royal Society of Literature. Archived from the original on 5 March 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 

External links

  • Nick Rankin, Covering arts robustly in the UK
  • Audio Slideshow interview with Nick Rankin on The Interview Online
  • Nick Rankin interviewed for the Faber Podcast for Ian Fleming's Commandos, October, 2011
  • Short video interview with Faber and Faber, October 2011
  • Q & A interview with Nick Rankin, discussing Ian Fleming's Commandos on the Thought Fox blog

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