Writing: Nigel writes, books, plays, short stories, travel and other articles. Have a look at the highlights below, or check out the detailed listings in the Archive


Nigel is a novelist, poet and a best-selling non-fiction author. His books include:

Faking It

'…a sort of cross between Nick Hornby and Kingsley Amis...for all its playfulnes and comedy...deals with serious moral issues..'  Lynn Barber, Observer

I, An Actor (with Christopher Douglas)

'…mean-spirited, mocking, crude and perhaps the funniest book I have ever read'  Morragh O’Brien, Midweek

Unlike The Buddha (Poetry)

‘…full of anger and rawness’  Brian Patten

‘...it's difficult to know when Nigel Planer is joking and when he's being terribly, terribly serious.'  Independent newspaper

Click here Books for a full list of publications.

Plays & Scripts

Nigel has written plays and scripts for theatre, radio and TV. He co-wrote scripts for Comic Strip and The Outer Limits, and many episodes of The New Magic Roundabout.

His plays include:Death Of Long Pig:

‘…a meditation on cultural identity and…quite a complex one. Myself I left the theatre impressed by Planer’s curiosity and intelligence…’   Benedict Nightingale, Times

Click here Plays & Scripts for a full list of publications.


Nigel has written many travel and other articles for newspapers, magazines and more recently, the Huffington Post. You can read sample articles on this website by clicking the link below.

Click here Travel to read travel articles.