Nick Monsarrat edited and wrote for Vermont newspapers for more than 27 years,
taught journalism at St. Michael’s College, and in the 1980s co-chaired an exchange
of Soviet/U.S. editors both here and in Russia. Most recently he helped start a new Vermont online investigative news site, VTDigger.org. He has been writing novels since 1996.
During his newspaper career, he won numerous editorial-writing awards and for more than a decade appeared regularly on statewide commercial and public television programs as a news-panel member and commentator and helped moderate televised political debates. In 2010, he was featured in an award-winning Vermont Public Television documentary entitled “Headline Vermont,” based in part on his writing about the history of newspapers in the state. His first published fiction appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine shortly after graduation from Washington & Lee University. While serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1963-1967, he was assigned to Clark Air Base in the Philippines as a reporter, writing about the Air Force's jungle survival school, air rescue operations, and the base hospital's pioneering care for returning Vietnam wounded. Currently, he is an avid horseman who divides his time between his Vermont and Florida farms with his wife, Barbara Ann Curcio, also a writer, editor and equestrian. A cousin of the same name was the author of “The Cruel Sea” and more than two dozen novels published between the 1940's and late 1970's.
- Charlotte, Vt.; Loxahatchee, Fla.
- JoinedApril 16, 2015