Nathan Filer is a qualified mental health nurse, award-winning author and journalist. The Shock of the Fall, his novel about the life of a young man grieving the loss of his brother, was a Sunday Times bestseller and has been translated into thirty languages. He has written for the Guardian, New York Times and Huffington Post, and has contributed to numerous radio programmes and podcasts.
His new book is The Heartland: Finding and Losing Schizophrenia. It has been described as ‘a beautifully written books that brims with compassion and wit’ (The Times) and ‘[an] intelligent, absorbing narrative exploration of schizophrenia’ (The Guardian). He holds an Honorary Doctorate in Liberal Arts from Abertay University, conferred in recognition of his role in raising awareness of mental health issues through literature.