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Nick Taussig is the author of four novels: Love and MayhemDon DonGorilla Guerrilla and The Distinguished Assassin. He has also written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and The Huffington Post.

Marcel Berlins, writing in The Times, called The Distinguished Assassin “gripping, passionate, political and emotional.” Love and Mayhem was described by Alain de Botton as “full of insight and genuine innovation in form and content…capturing brilliantly all the nuances of passion.” Matt Munday of The Sunday Times referred to Don Don as “a great book.” While Gorilla Guerrilla, according to Natasha Harding of The Sun, is a “thought-provoking tale…beautifully told.”

He is also a film producer. His recent credits include producer of the BAFTA-nominated McQueen (dir. Ian Bonhote & Peter Ettedgui), Breaking Habits (dir. Rob Ryan), Chasing Perfect (dir. Helena Coan), Fred (dir. Paul Van Carter), Churchill (dir. Jonathan Teplitzky), My Name Is Lenny (dir. Ron Scalpello), Lek & The Dogs (dir. Andrew Kotting), The Spy Who Fell To Earth (dir. Tom Meadmore), The Challenge (dir. Peter Williams)Gascoigne (dir. Jane Preston), The Iconoclast (dir. King Adz) and The Guv’nor (dir. Paul Van Carter). In January 2013, he set up Salon Pictures with fellow producer Paul Van Carter.

Before his career in book and film, Nick studied literature and philosophy at Durham University, where he obtained a First, then went on to acquire a Master’s in Russian literature from the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

He is also co-founder of Mtaala Foundation, an education partnership and sponsorship programme to create and support a school for vulnerable children and at-risk youth in Uganda; and a trustee of Harrison’s Fund, which fights Duchenne muscular dystrophy, getting as much money as possible into the hands of the world’s best researchers, who are working to find a cure for this fatal genetic disease.

His blog can be read here: The Huffington Post.

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  1. Dear Nick,
    I am Head of Sixth form at The Priory School in Dorking close to Box Hill. Each year we run a Raising and Giving (RAG) week, raising money for charitable causes. This year the students have asked if they can donate some of the money raised to ‘Theo and Oskar’s House’. However, having researched, am I right in thinking that you do not operate as a charity but instead raise money for Harrison’s Fund? Could you advise as to whether you accept donations personally or whether you would prefer a donation to Harrison’s Fund? You would be very welcome to visit us (with Theo, Oskar and Klara if appropriate) if you would like to speak to the students or share your experiences in an assembly. Either way, please let me know how we could support you and the research in to a cure for Duchenne.
    Regards,
    Phil Harrison

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