Nigel Jarrett is a British critic, novelist, poet, essayist, and writer of short stories. He reviews regularly in the UK for the Wales Arts Review, Acumen poetry magazine, and Jazz Journal. For many years he was music critic of the South Wales Argus daily newspaper, where he succeeded the distinguished critic, editor and broadcaster, Kenneth Loveland. He is a winner of the Rhys Davies Prize for short fiction and the Templar Shorts award. His first collection of stories, Funderland, was widely praised in the UK. He has subsequently published a collection of poetry, Miners At The Quarry Pool; a novel, Slowly Burning; and a second collection of stories, Who Killed Emil Kreisler?, published in November 2016. He is the co-editor of a collection of miscellaneous writings by Arthur Machen, called The Day's Portion. Jarrett is currently (March 2017) at work on a second novel.