Nicholas Hancock spent his late adolescence as a gaucho or peon In Uruguay. After a year at the Sorbonne he graduated in languages before emigrating with his wife to Canada, where he taught, obtaining an MA in Etudes québécoises and having three children. In 1989, after his divorce, his novel La Béatification was published. In 1991 during a seven-thousand-mile bicycle ride round the Mediterranean, he met his present wife in Prague. In the year 1998 his French poetry Choses tristes was published, followed by his English poems, Window for a Monad. In 2003 he won the Acorn Prize for his geriatric romance, Daniel and Miriam. There followed Metafizzical Essays and Others in 2010 and Poems in 2011.